Department of Sociology
Nicole Angotti is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Assistant Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS). Her research focuses on social and institutional dimensions of sexual health and wellbeing, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, including the incorporation of global public health interventions in local contexts; HIV/AIDS, aging and rural livelihoods; and LGBT populations and politics. She also has interests in methodological issues and innovations in field-based research. Two projects on which she is working currently include understanding the high rates of HIV infection among older rural South Africans utilizing a life course lens (a collaborative project recently awarded funding from the NIH-National Institute on Aging), and investigating when, where and why politicized homophobia emerges in some African countries. Some of her recent work has been published in Gender & Society, Social Science & Medicine, and Population and Development Review. Before joining AU, Angotti was a Hewlett Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She teaches courses in Views from the Global South, Global Perspectives on Health and Rights, and Field Research Methods, and is the undergraduate Internship Advisor.
PhD, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
MA, International Educational Development, Columbia University, Teachers College
BA, Sociology; Urban Studies & Planning (minor), University of California, San Diego
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