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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., 2014, Sociology and Demography, Penn State University
M.A., Sociology and Demography, Penn State University
B.S., Sociology and Political Science, Virginia Tech

Emily Smith-Greenaway, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California.

Smith-Greenaway studies how social inequalities at the family and community level influence individual well-being. She is particularly interested in exploring how literacy skills influence individual’s own health and that of their children. She has utilized both primary and secondary data to demonstrate a link between literacy and health, and has drawn from multiple disciplines to highlight the increasing need to incorporate literacy into demographic research. Thus far, her multinational research has focused primarily on sub-Saharan Africa.

Her research has been funded through both a predoctoral training grant and a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), research grants from the Penn State Africana Research Center and the Penn State Department of Sociology, a dissertation grant from the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, and a dissertation fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

She is a member of the Population Association of America, the American Sociological Association, the Union for African Population Studies, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.