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Misconceptions about AIDS in Africa: Ours and Theirs

The Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health presents a lecture by Susan Cotts Watkins, Visiting Research Scientist, California Center for Population Research (CCPR), UCLA and Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young Drive S.
Room 16-059 Center for Health Sciences (CHS) Dean's Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

About Susan Cotts Watkins:
Susan Watkins' work has focused on large-scale demographic and social change, specifically 1) fertility transitions in historical Europe and the U.S. and in contemporary Africa; 2) the AIDS epidemic in Africa; 3) the role of social networks in these changes. In pursuing these interests, she and colleagues organized two longitudinal survey projects, one in Kenya ( and more recently a larger project in Malawi (
Professor Watkins is currently a Visiting Research Scientist with the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) at UCLA; she is on leave from her position as a Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.  She will take up an appointment as Senior Research Scientist and Director of African Demography at CCPR in 2008.

The health buildings can be a tad confusing. The best way to get to the talk is to enter the School of Public Health building from the main entrance on Charles E. Young Drive, where the fountain is located. If you enter that way, you just follow the corridor past the elevators and the Dean's Conference Room is the second door on the right.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8. Food will be served; RSVP not required.


Sponsor(s): , The Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health. Information about non-ASC events is forwarded for informational purposes and does not necessarily reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies personnel.

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