Rachael S. Pierotti

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Graduate Student

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Population Studies Center trainee
  • Fields of Study
    • Gender and Sexuality
    • Social Demography
  • About

    I am interested in studying attitudes and beliefs about the roles, rights, and responsibilities of women and men in East Africa. For short, I call those attitudes and beliefs "gender ideologies." In my research I plan to explore how gender ideologies affect the lives of East African women and their families. Furthermore, I intend to investigate how gender ideologies are changing, and the causes and consequences of those ongoing changes. As I begin my research, I am grappling with how to conceptualize and measure gender ideologies to adequately capture meaningful variation in an East African context.

  • Education
    • B.A. Wesleyan University, 2002
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Attitudes/Beliefs/Behavior, Development, Social Change