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Molly Dondero Assistant Professor Sociology

PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Specialization: Demography

MA, Latin American Studies, University of Florida

BA, Spanish and English, The Pennsylvania State University

Molly Dondero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her research focuses on how immigration, race/ethnicity, social class, and place contribute to population-level inequality in health and well-being in the United States and Latin America. Current projects include a study of the association between state-level immigration policies and health care utilization among immigrants and a study of how family, school, and neighborhood contexts shape the diets of Mexican children of immigrants. Her recent work has been published in Social Forces, Demography, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, and Population Research and Policy Review. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Demography from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the faculty at American University, she was a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development postdoctoral fellow at the Population Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.
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Spring 2024

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality

  • SOCY-421 Intro to Quantitative Research