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Jocelyn Viterna, PhD

Sociology, Harvard University

Jocelyn Viterna is professor of sociology; and director of undergraduate studies in sociology at Harvard University. Her research focal areas include: gender, politics, social mobilization, reproductive health, criminalization of abortion, violence, development, and Central America. Viterna examines how social mobilization affects gender norms and practices in states, warfare, institutions, and communities, and evaluates how poor communities pursue their own development by recruiting “projects” from humanitarian organizations.