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 Gender Migration in Africa

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Uris Hall, G-08 109 Tower Road

Institute of African Development Seminar Series

Holly Reed is an assistant professor of sociology at Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and a faculty associate of the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR). Her research interests include internal migration, urbanization, international migration, social networks, forced migration, and demographic dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa—including, South Africa, and Nigeria—and the United States.

Dr. Reed’s current research projects are: 1) survey data analysis examining the health and welfare of African immigrants and refugees in the U.S; 2) a historical analysis of life history data looking at interrelationships between internal migration, gender, and social networks in South Africa during and after the apartheid era; and 3) policy and demographic analysis of population, social and economic changes in Nigeria.

Professor Reed previously served as a program officer for the Committee on Population of the National Academies in Washington, DC, where she wrote and edited reports on various international population issues, including urbanization and development, forced migration, maternal mortality, and fertility change. Professor Reed teaches Introduction to Statistics (SOC 205) and a master’s level course in Demography (SOC 736) at Queens College, and doctoral-level courses in Demographic Methods at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Professor Reed received her BS, Georgetown University, 1996 (Foreign Service). She received her MA, Georgetown University, 1998 (Demography). She received her Ph.D., Brown University, 2008 (Sociology).

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