Emily began a two-year NICHD post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center in the fall of 2012. She is working on a new project to study how cultural and social contexts shape understandings of family and fertility. Her research interests include culture, fertility, family, social policy, political sociology, and innovative methods for data collection and analysis. Emily’s dissertation examined how strikingly similar national fertility trends were interpreted very differently in Great Britain and France from the end of World War II to the end of the twentieth century.
PhD Dissertation: Population Problems? Demographic Knowledge and Fertility in Great Britain and France, 1945-2005