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Nicole Angotti

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

  • Nicole Angotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Affiliate at AU’s Center on Health, Risk and Society. She recently completed a Hewlett Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2014) with the African Population Studies Research and Training Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, jointly appointed with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Angotti’s research centers on three areas: 1) the local incorporation of global health ideas and interventions; 2) HIV/AIDS, aging and livelihoods in rural African settings; and 3) methodological issues and innovations in field-based research. Her research projects include the implementation of Western HIV testing norms in rural Malawi, HIV risk across the life course in rural South Africa, and the expansion of criminalization of same-sex sexualities in African countries. Her most recent work has been published in Demographic Research, Qualitative Research, and Population and Development Review. She teaches courses in Global Sociology, Health and Rights, and Field Research Methods.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
    MA, International Educational Development, Columbia University, Teachers College
    BA, Sociology; Urban Studies & Planning (minor), University of California, San Diego
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