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Christie Sennott

Christie Sennott

Associate Professor // Sociology

Research focus:
Gender & Heath

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: BRNG 1126


Phone: (765) 494-4668

Fax: (765) 496-1476


SOC 339: Sociology of Global Development
SOC 382: Introduction to Statistics in Sociology
SOC 350: Sociology of the Family
SOC 450: Gender Roles in Modern Society
SOC 580: Methods of Social Research I (graduate level)
SOC 609G: Sociology of Gender (graduate level)

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


sexual and reproductive health, family formation, gender, HIV/AIDS, motherhood


Christie Sennott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her research addresses the social, cultural, and structural factors that shape sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, and family formation. She often examines how gender inequality influences these processes. She has analyzed related questions in the U.S. and South Korea, as well as across several low- and middle-income countries including South Africa, Malawi, and India. Her mixed methods research combines robust statistical analyses of large-scale longitudinal databases with in-depth interview data on the lived experiences of individuals. Her research and training have been supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Institute of International Education, the American Association of University Women, and the National Institutes of Health. Her work has appeared in several high-impact journals such as Demography; Social Problems; Journal of Marriage and Family; Gender & Society; Population and Development Review; and Journal of Sex Research. Dr. Sennott has received several research and teaching awards including the Excellence in Discovery and Creative Endeavors Award, the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts, and the Burkhart Award for Excellence in Family Research from the Center for Families at Purdue University.