Early Career Investigators share a bite!
Chenoa Flippen (at the head, speaking) convened a meeting of early career scientists at the PSC in effort to facilitate better support and develop professional activities. Pictured above from left to right is Janeria Easley, Sandra Florian, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Alex Shpenev, Alberto Ciancio, Monica King, Hyejeong Jo, Soo-Yeon Yoon and Romeo Gansey.
Ph.D., Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
M.A., Sociology & Demography, Higher School of Economics, 2013
B.A., Economics, Moscow State University, 2010
I am a demographer and sociologist with a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. I also hold an MA in Statistics from the Wharton School. Before Penn, my main interests were historical demography and social and kin networks. I have been working in the field of historical demography since 2007 and have published several papers and book chapters about Moscow population. At Penn, my interests shifted to understanding the educational gradient in health and mortality, specifically at the intersection with the sociology of the family and social networks. I am starting my postdoctoral fellowship at the PennSOMG group in the fall of 2017, where I will investigate how social norms and social networks are linked to latrine use and better sanitation practices in India. My hobbies are literature (especially modern poetry) and foreign languages. I am fluent in Russian, English, and French, have conversational knowledge of German, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian, and Estonian, and am currently learning Chinese and Hindi.