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Francis Dodoo

Francis Dodoo

Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography

413 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Office Phone: (814) 863-2240

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Research capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demographic and health outcomes associated with urban povert.
  • Intergenerational transfer of norms governing the gendered stratification of sexuality.
  • The male role and the intersection of gender and power on fertility decision making.
  • Africans and other black immigrants in the United States.

Professional Awards and Achievements

  • 1988-1995 Assistant to Associate (1994) Professor of Sociology, and Director, African and Diaspora Studies (1992-1995), Tulane University
  • 1995-2001 Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director, African American Studies (1995-1998), Vanderbilt University
  • 1998-2000 Director (and Senior Fellow of the Population Council), African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi
  • 2001-2003 Professor and Chair (2002), Department of African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland
  • 2003-present Professor of Sociology and Demography, Department of Sociology and Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Grants

  • Sexual Behavior of Nairobi's Urban Poor
  • Supplement to Sexual Behavior of Nairobi's Urban Poor
  • Seed Grant on Children's Socialization, Gendered Orientations, and Sexual Behavior
  • Seed Grant Proposal on Interdisciplinary Training Grant in Demography
  • Research and Training Grant for Developing Population Studies at the University of Ghana
  • University of Ghana Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) Visiting Scholar Training Program at The Pennsylvania State. Hewlett Foundation Grant. (2007-2009)
  • Research and Training Grant for Developing Population Studies at the University of Ghana (Renewal), William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (2007-2010)
  • Gendered Social Context of Adolescent HIV Risk Behavior: Family, Peer Group, and Community Influences in Southeastern Ghana INVESTIGATORS: Jeffrey Bingenheimer, Francis Dodoo, Ashley Frost; NICHD, PENDING (2009-2014)

Professional Employment and Experience

  • 1988-1995 Assistant to Associate (1994) Professor of Sociology, and Director, African and Diaspora Studies (1992-1995), Tulane University
  • 1995-2001 Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director, African American Studies (1995-1998), Vanderbilt University
  • 1998-2000 Director (and Senior Fellow of the Population Council), African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi
  • 2001-2003 Professor and Chair (2002), Department of African American Studies, and Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland
  • 2003-Present Professor to College of Liberal Arts Research Professor (2006) of Sociology and Demography, Department of Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003-Present Research to Senior Research Associate (2006), Population Research Institute (PRI), The Pennsylvania State University
  • 2006-Present Professor and Director, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana

Publications

  • Dodoo, F.N. (1991). "Blacks and Earnings in New York State." Sociological Spectrum 11(2):203-212.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1991). "Earnings Differences among Blacks in America." Social Science Research 20(2):93-108.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1991). "Immigrant and Native Black Workers' Labor Force Participation in the U.S.." National Journal of Sociology 5(1):3-17.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1991). "Minority Immigrants in the Land of Opportunity." Canadian Studies in Population 18(2):42-55.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1992). "Female Education, Age, Parity, and Reproduction Cessation in Ghana." Social Biology 39(1-2):102-108.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1993). "A Couple Analysis of Micro-Level Supply/Demand Factors in Fertility Regulation." Population Research and Policy Review 12(2):93-101.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1993). "Education and Changing Reproductive Behavior in Ghana." Sociological Perspectives 36(3):241-256.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1993). "Insights into Spousal Differences in Reproductive Dis/Agreement." Sociological Focus 26(3):257-270.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1994). "Relative Spousal Status and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana." The Sociological Quarterly35(3):507-519.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and A. Seal (1994). "Explaining Spousal Differences in Reproductive Preferences: A Gender Inequality Approach." Population and Environment 15(5):379-394. |
  • Dodoo, F.N. and G. Pinon (1994). "Earnings Differences among the Mexican-Origin Population in the United States: Nativity and Citizenship Explanations." Sociological Perspectives 37(2):293-305.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1995). "Contraceptive Behavior in Ghana: A Two-Sex Model." International Journal of Sociology of the Family 25(1):43-61.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1995). "Explaining Contraceptive Use Differences: Do Men Play A Role?." African Population Studies 10:15-37.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and P. Kasari (1995). "Race and Female Occupational Location in America." Journal of Black Studies 25(4):465-474.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and R. Carr (1995). "The Simple Measure and Fertility Control Measurement in Africa." The Western Journal of Black Studies19(4):279-283.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and J.T. Roberts (1995). "Population Growth, Sex Ratios, and Women's Work on the Contemporary Amazon Frontier." Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 21:91-105.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and P. van Landewijk (1996). "Men, Women, and the Fertility Question in Sub-Saharan Africa." African Studies Review 39(3):29-41.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1997). "Assimilation Differences among Africans in America." Social Forces 76(2):527-546.
  • Dodoo, F.N. , Y. Luo and E. Panayotova (1997). "Do Male Reproductive Preferences Really Point to a Need to Refocus Fertility Policy?."Population Research and Policy Review 16(5):447-455.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1998). "Marriage Type and Reproductive Decisions: A Comparative Study in Sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of Marriage and the Family 60(1):232-242.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1998). "Men Matter: Additive and Interactive Gendered Preferences and Reproductive Behavior in Kenya." Demography35(2):229-242.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1999). "Black America and Minority Immigrants: The Competing Disadvantaged?." Contemporary Sociology 28(4):385-387.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (1999). "Black and Immigrant Labor Force Participation in America." Race & Society 2(1):69-82.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and A.A. Ampofo (2001). "AIDS-Related Knowledge and Behavior among Married Kenyan Men: A Behavioral Paradox?." Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 24(2):199-233.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and A.C. Ezeh (2001). "Institutional Change and the African Fertility Transition: The Case of Kenya." Genus 57(3-4):135-164.
  • Dodoo, F.N. , A.C. Ezeh and T.O. Owuor (2001). "Some Evidence against the Assumption That Approval of Family Planning Is Associated with Frequency of Spouses' Discussion of the Subject. Research Note." Population Studies 55(2):195-198.
  • DeRose, L.F. , F.N. Dodoo and V. Patil (2002). "Fertility Desires and Perceptions of Power in Reproductive Conflict in Ghana." Gender & Society 16(1):53-73.
  • DeRose, L.F. , F.N. Dodoo and V. Patil (2002). "Schooling and Attitudes on Reproductive-Related Behavior in Ghana." The International Journal of Sociology of the Family 30(1):50-65.
  • Dodoo, F.N. (2002). "The Urban Poor and Health Systems in East Africa: Voices from Nairobi's Slums." In Opolot, S.J. (Ed.) , Building Healthy Cities: Improving the Health of Urban Migrants and the Urban Poor in Africa. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Comparative Urban Studies Project. (pp. 9-19)
  • Dodoo, F.N. and B.K. Takyi (2002). "Africans in the Diaspora: Black-White Earnings Differences among America's Africans." Ethnic and Racial Studies 25(6):913-941.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and M. Tempenis (2002). "Gender, Power, and Reproduction: Rural-Urban Differences in the Relationship between Fertility Goals and Contraceptive Use in Kenya." Rural Sociology 67(1):46-70.
  • Newsome, Y.D. and F.N. Dodoo (2002). "Reversal of Fortune: Explaining the Decline in Black Women's Earnings." Gender & Society16(4):442-464.
  • Zulu, E.M. , F.N. Dodoo and A.C. Ezeh (2002). "Sexual Risk-Taking in the Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, 1993-98." Population Studies 56(3):311-323.
  • Dodoo, F.N. , M.M. Sloan and E.M. Zulu (2003). "Space, Context, and Hardship: Socializing Children into Sexual Activity in Kenyan Slums." In Agyei-Mensah, S. and J.B. Casterline (Eds.) , Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. (pp. 147-160)
  • Zulu, E.M. , F.N. Dodoo and A.C. Ezeh (2003). "Urbanization, Poverty and Sex: Roots of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Slum Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya." In Kalipeni, E. , S. Craddock , J.R. Oppong and J. Ghosh (Eds.) , HIV/AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. (pp. 167-174)
  • DeRose, L.F. , F.N. Dodoo , A.C. Ezeh and T.O. Owuor (2004). "Does Discussion of Family Planning Improve Knowledge of Partner's Attitude toward Contraceptives?." International Family Planning Perspectives 30(2):87-93.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and N. Beisel (2005). "Africa in American Sociology: Invisibility, Opportunity and Obligation." Social Forces 84(1):595-600.
  • Takyi, B.K. and F.N. Dodoo (2005). "Gender, Lineage, and Fertility-Related Outcomes in Ghana." Journal of Marriage and Family 67(1):251-257.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and B.K. Takyi (2006). "Africans in the Diaspora: Black-White Earnings Differences among America's Africans." In Konadu-Agyeman, K. , B.K. Takyi and J.A. Arthur (Eds.) , The New African Diaspora in North America: Trends, Community Building, and Adaptation. Boulder, CO: Lexington Books. (pp. 168-188)
  • Dodoo, F.N. , B.K. Takyi and J.R. Mann (2006). "On the Brain Drain of Africans to America: Some Methodological Observations." Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 5(3):155-162.
  • Newsome, Y.D. and F.N. Dodoo (2006). "Reversal of Fortune: Explaining the Decline in Black Women's Earnings." In Durr, M. and S.A. Hill (Eds.) , Race, Work, and Family in the Lives of African Americans. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. (pp. 159-183)
  • Dodoo, F.N. , B.K. Takyi and J.R. Mann (2007). "On the Brain Drain of Africans to America: Some Methodological Observations." In Patterson, R. (Ed.) , African Brain Circulation: Beyond the Drain-Gain Debate. Boston: Brill Academic Press. (pp. 87-94)
  • Dodoo, F.N. , E.M. Zulu and A.C. Ezeh (2007). "Urban-Rural Differences in the Socioeconomic Deprivation-Sexual Behavior Link in Kenya."Social Science and Medicine 64(5):1019-1031.
  • Klein Hattori, M. and F.N. Dodoo (2007). "Cohabitation, Marriage, and 'Sexual Monogamy' in Nairobi's Slums." Social Science and Medicine64(5):1067-1078.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and A. Frost (2008). "Gender in African Population Research: The Fertility/Reproductive Health Example." Annual Review of Sociology 34(1):431-452.
  • Frost, A. and F.N. Dodoo (2009). "Men Are Missing from African Family Planning." Contexts 8(1):44-49.
  • Shreffler, K. and F.N. Dodoo (2009). "The Role of Intergenerational Transfers, Land, and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya: The Case of Nyeri District." Population and Environment 30(3):75-92.
  • Dodoo, F.N. and N. Beisel (In Press). "Africa in American Sociology: Invisibility, Opportunity, and Obligation." In Lauer, H. and K. Anyidoho (Eds.), Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities through African Perspectives. Accra, Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers.

Research Interests:

Demography:

African demography, race and ethnic inequality, AIDS and population health

The Stratification and Race/Ethnic/Gender Inequality Specialization in Sociology:

African Demography, race and ethnic inequality, AIDS and population health

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