Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Katherine Stovel

Associate Professor, Sociology
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-3820 Box: 353340

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Katherine Stovel’s research over the past decade has brought a variety of techniques for the analysis of temporal and social network data to the study of population-related processes including migration, social networks, career structures, and adolescent health. She has published on these topics in the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Methods and Research, the American Journal of Public Health, Social Forces, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the Annual Review of Political Science, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While in graduate school, Stovel was involved in the early design and initial data collection of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), and has used these data in her subsequent research. Notably, she is a co-author of “Chains of Affection,” an award winning paper on the structure of adolescent sexual networks (Bearman, Moody and Stovel 2004). More recently, she has written on the long-term effects of early condom use on subsequent sexual behavior, and has developed simulation methods to explore the consequences of social network structure on labor market processes.