Department of Sociology
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
Nicole Angotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Assistant Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS). Her research focuses on social, cultural and institutional dimensions of health and wellbeing, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, including the incorporation of global public health interventions in local contexts; HIV/AIDS, aging and rural livelihoods; and LGBT populations and politics. She also has secondary interests in methodological issues and innovations in field-based research. Two projects on which she is working currently include understanding the high rates of HIV infection among older rural South Africans utilizing a life course lens (a collaborative project recently awarded funding from the NIH-National Institute on Aging), and investigating when, where and why politicized homophobia emerges in some African countries. Some of her recent work has been published in Gender & Society, Social Science & Medicine, and Population and Development Review. Before joining AU, Angotti was a Hewlett Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She teaches courses in Views from the Global South, Global Sociology, and Transnational Perspectives on Health and Rights, and is the undergraduate Internship Advisor.