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CSDE Welcome Four More Faculty and Regional Affiliates!

Posted: 3/2/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Zack AlmquistAssistant Professor, Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle. Almquist’s research centers on the development and application of mathematical, computational and statistical methodology to problems and theory of social networks, demography, education, homelessness, and environmental action and governance. His research has been published in highly regarded peer-reviewed journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesJournal of Computational and Graphical StatisticsSociological MethodologyMathematical Population StudiesAmerican Journal of Human Biology and Political Analysis. Almquist joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate, and currently serves on CSDE’s Executive Committee, and as CSDE’s Core Training Director and co-chair of CSDE’s Primary Research Area – Demographic Measurements and Methods.
  • Nora KenworthyAssociate Professor, Nursing and Health Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Washington, Bothell. Kenworthy’s research explores the politics of global health governance, the sociopolitical impacts of HIV initiatives in southern Africa, and the changing roles of philanthrocapitalism and corporations in shaping global health programming. She is the author of Mistreated: The Political Consequences of the Fight Against AIDS in Lesotho (2017, Vanderbilt University Press). Kenworthy joins CSDE as a faculty affiliate.
  • Susan Schaffnit Researcher in Demography, Pennsylvania State University. Schaffnit’s research is interdisciplinary, pulling on methods and theory from evolutionary anthropologydemography, and population health science. She currently conducts research on early marriage, women’s fertility and health in Tanzania, Bangladesh, and India. Schaffnit joins CSDE as a regional affiliate.
  • Yeon Jung YuAssistant Professor, Anthropology, Western Washington University.Yu’s research interests lie in social networks, sex work, HIV/AIDS, drug use, and social stigma. Her work is focused on extensive field research on “hidden” rural-to-urban migrant women working in the sex trade in contemporary China. She is currently writing a book based on her dissertation with the working title Enmeshed: Social Networks and the Integration of Female Sex Workers in Post-Socialist China. Yu  joins as a CSDE regional affiliate.

These affiliates bring a wealth of knowledge and unique approaches that enhances our community of demographers and collectively advances population science. We look forward to supporting each of them as they pursue their research. You can learn more about their individual research interests by visiting their affiliate pages, linked above.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate or you know of someone who should become one, you can invite them to do so by directing them to this page. Affiliate applications are reviewed quarterly, by CSDE’s Executive Committee.