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Rachel Robinson

Associate Professor
School of International Service

  • Dr. Robinson is a sociologist and demographer whose research focuses on the politics of population, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. She has studied the process of population policy adoption, the emergence of reproductive health NGOs, and the impact of NGOs on health outcomes. Her book, Intimate Interventions: Preventing Pregnancy and Preventing HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press), investigates the relationship between family planning and HIV/AIDS interventions across the continent with a focus on Senegal, Nigeria, and Malawi. She is currently working on a project funded by the MacArthur Foundation (co-PI Jeremy Shiffman) that examines the politics surrounding comprehensive sexuality education in Nigeria and Mississippi. Journals that have published her research include Demography, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Population Studies, and Population Research and Policy Review. Dr. Robinson teaches courses on statistics, global health, and population studies.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Sociology and Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 2007, MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2003, MA, Demography, University of California, Berkeley, 2002, BA, Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, 1999
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    My office

    Book Currently Reading:

    Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller

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  • Professor Robinson is on sabbatical during the 2014-15 academic year

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