My current research focuses on fertility, gender, and health. My dissertation, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, is titled “Son Preference and Sex Selection in Azerbaijan.” It examines the historical and cultural circumstances that contributed to the emergence of unnaturally masculinized sex ratios at birth in post-Soviet Azerbaijan.
Pinar, Candas, Rene Almeling, and Shana Kushner Gadarian. 2018. “Does genetic risk for common adult diseases influence reproductive plans? Evidence from a national survey experiment in the United States” Social Science and Medicine 218:62-68.
Pinar, Candas (2014). Religion–State Relations in Turkey since the AKP: A Changing Landscape? Evidence from Parliamentary Debates on the Alevi Matter, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Volume 33, Issue 4, 2013, pages 507-520.