Christie Sennott

Christie Sennott

Associate Professor // Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado (2013)
M.A., Sociology, University of Missouri (2004)

Office Information

Office: STON 337
Office Phone: (765) 494-4668
Office Fax: (765) 496-1476


SOC 382: Introduction to Statistics in Sociology
SOC 450: Gender Roles in Modern Society
SOC 580: Methods of Social Research I (graduate level)



Health, Family, Gender, Inequalities, Life Course, HIV/AIDS, Reproduction, and Motherhood

Christie Sennott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Research on Young People's Health. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado in 2013. Dr. Sennott's research focuses on women's experiences and desires related to childbearing, motherhood, and relationship formation and how these processes are associated with health and well-being over the life course. Her dissertation, which examined young South African women’s childbearing and relationship patterns in the context of HIV/AIDS, was supported by several grants including a two-year dissertation fellowship in Population, Reproductive Health, and Economic Development from the Hewlett Foundation and the Institute of International Education. Her ongoing research examines: the influence of AIDS on women’s relationship patterns, fertility preferences, and childbearing outcomes in rural South Africa; the measurement of unintended pregnancy and its implications for maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa; the reconsideration of gendered sexualities in response to AIDS in South Africa; and ambivalence in fertility preferences in Malawi.

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