Postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Sociology, Stanford University.
My research focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) including life-course transitions, family planning, access to health care, gender norms, and gender-based violence. I am particularly interested in how these matters are shaped by the social context in which individuals live, primarily in terms of armed conflict and other crises.
At Stanford, I'm working on a two-year postdoctoral project to study women's demographic and health outcomes of local violence in Latin America, based on quantitative methods and a combination of large-n nationally representative surveys with homicide statistics. The project aim is to improve our understanding of how contextual factors such as violence affect the lives of individuals living in those settings, as well as to investigate violence as a social determinant of women's health and gender equality. The project is funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Prior to joining the Department of Sociology at Stanford, I was a postdoctoral scholar with the Global and Sexual Health research group at the Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institute in Sweden. I hold a PhD in Sociological Demography from the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University in Sweden.
Florencia Torche, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor