Candas Pinar

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B.A. Religious Studies, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with Departmental honors, Brown University
M.A. Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Areas of Interest: 
Demography; Gender; Family; Religion; Global and Transnational Sociology
Son Preference and Sex Selection in Azerbaijan

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.

Selected Publications