Candas Pinar Assistant Professor of Sociology



B.A. in Religious Studies, Brown University
M.A. in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
M.A., Sociology, Yale University
Ph.D. in Sociology, Yale University

Areas of Expertise:

Gender, family, demography, social determinants of health, global sociology, the contemporary Muslim world

Courses I Teach:

Social Determinants of Health
Research Methods of Sociology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Public Health

In my classes, I work to empower students to learn how to read, critically evaluate, and clearly communicate the findings of academic research, with a focus on quantitative social science.

Awards and Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa
National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
Fulbright Fellowship

Selected Publications

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.