Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 02:19:24 PM Mon, 4 Jun 2012 
 Contact Information
Michelle Poulin
Assistant Professor-Sociology
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #311157, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203-1157     Office LocationChilton Hall, Room No.: 390H 
Email  Michelle.Poulin@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4880    Contact Number: (940) 565-2296    Fax No: (940) 369-7035   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Associate Membership-August 31, 2014   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD Sociology Boston University 2006
BS Sociology Northeastern University 1997
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2012SOCI4160001Developing Societies  
Spring 2011SOCI4250002Gender and Society Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SOCI4250002Gender and Society Download Syllabus
Fall 2011SOCI4250001Gender and Society Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI4250002Gender and Society Download Syllabus
Fall 2010SOCI4250001Gender and Society Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Culture; Gender and Family; Populations; Research Methods;Southern Africa; U.S.
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2010-PresentAssistant ProfessorSociology DepartmentPACSUniversity of North Texas
2010-PresentAffiliated Faculty MemberWomen's StudiesCollege of Arts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2008-2010Post-Doctoral Research FellowPopulation Studies & Training Center, Sociology Department(NICHD-Funded)Brown University
2006-2008Post-Doctoral Research FellowPopulation Studies Center, Sociology DepartmentSchool of Arts and Sciences (Population Aging Research Center-Funded)University of Pennsylvania
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
Race and Reciprocity: Inter-household Exchanges in a Multiracial Neighborhood
Gabe Ignatow, Michelle Poulin, Caazena T. Hunter, and Joseph Comeau
Sociological Forum
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi
Kathleen Beegle and Michelle Poulin
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Ethnic identity and attitudes toward male circumcision in a high-HIV prevalence country
Kim Yi Dionne and Michelle Poulin
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Sex work and the construction of intimacies: Meanings and work pragmatics in rural Malawi
Tavory, Iddo and Michelle Poulin
Theory and Society
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Public libraries and democratization in three developing countries: Exploring the role of social capital
Ignatow, Gabe, Sarah Webb, Michelle Poulin, Ramesh Parajuli, Diptee Neupane, Shika Bedi, and Peter Fleming
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2010Federation Job Search WorkshopPresenterUNT-TWU-Texas A&M-Commerce Sociology Federation
2010Academic Writing and Publishing SeminarPresenterUNT Sociology Department
2010Time Use Within the Family, a Comparative PerspectiveInvited TalkUNT Applied Gerontology Program
2009Regional Variation in Male Circumcision and HIV Prevalence in MalawiInvited LectureBrown University
2009Family Structure and Time Use, A Comparative PerspectiveGuest Lecturer, Undergrad CourseBrown University
2009Theories of Gender and AIDSGuest Lecturer, Undergrad CourseBrown University
2009Calculating Total Fertility Rate (TFR) using Stata and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)Guest Lecturer, Graduate CourseBrown University
2008An Overview of the AIDS PandemicGuest Lecturer, Undergrad CourseUniversity of Pennsylvannia
2007Marrying in the Midst of an AIDS EpidemicInvited LectureUniversity of Pennsylvannia
2007An Overview of the AIDS PandemicGuest Lecturer, Undergrad CourseUniversity of Pennsylvannia
2007African FertilityGuest Lecturer, Graduate CourseUniversity of Pennsylvania
2005Fieldwork and Dissertation PreparationGuest Lecturer, Undergrad CourseUniversity of Pennsylvannia
2001New Directions in Medical SociologyGuest Lecturer, Graduate CourseBoston University
  Invited TalkWashington State University
  Invited TalkColumbia University
  Invited TalkHewlett/PRB Research Conference, Arusha, Tanzania
  Invited TalkUniversity of North Texas
  Invited TalkBoston University
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  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2012 2012 "HIV Testing, Reproductive Behaviors, and Schooling Among Young Adults in Malawi," with Kathleen Beegle and Gil Shapira, paper to be presented at the 6th Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, Accra, Ghana.
2012 2012 "The Case of the Missing Men,” paper to be presented, with Susan Watkins, at the Population Association of America 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2011 2011 "Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi," with Kathleen Beegle, Population Association of America 2011 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2007-2009Marriage Transitions in MalawiThe World Bank$398,000Co-PICompleted
2007-2008Marriage Transitions in MalawiHewlett Foundation$140,000Co-PICompleted
2005-2006The Sexual and Social Relations of Youth in Malawi: Strategies for AIDS Prevention (Dissertation Research)National Science Foundation$7,300Co-PICompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2006-2006 -Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Malawi Journal of Social Science, Social Forces, Social Science & Medicine, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Violence Against WomenOccasional Reviewer, Sociology
2006-2006 -Sociological Quarterly, Demographic Research, Gender & Society, Journal of Biosocial Science, International Migration Review, International Journal of STD & AIDSOccasional Reviewer, Sociology
toggle toggle Affiliations
Women's Studies
University of North Texas
toggle toggle Teaching
Developing Societies


Principles of Population

Research Methods

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2011-PresentTrent RyanThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentKeela BeardenThesis Committee MemberGraduate Research 
2011-PresentLindsey JohnsonMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHousehold Relations and Micro-Credit Lending in Guatemala
2011-PresentCaazena HunterMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingRace and Reciprocity: Social Exchange in Multiracial Communities
2011-PresentElizabeth GabhartCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingInterviewer An Inquiry Into Interviewer Effects Using Four Surveys in Texas
2011-PresentNatalie JohnsonCommittee Member, Research AdvisorGraduate ResearchSocial Identities, Human Rights, and Marriage in Malawi
2011-PresentKonstantinos ZougrisCommittee MemberGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2011-PresentAlisa ScottChair of Thesis CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAn Historical Overview of Infanticide
2011-PresentAnthony Guerrero-SotoMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2010-PresentDiptee NeupaneMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingRethinking Brain Drain and Gain: NGOs and Diaspora Philanthropy to Public Libraries in South Asia
2010-PresentSwati SinghMember of Dissertation CommitteeGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSocial Dimensions of Micro-loans in Lucknow, India
2010-PresentJennifer VigilChair of Thesis Committee; Dissertation AdvisorGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingChanging Notions of Motherhood Ideology
2011Elizabeth GabhartUndergraduate StudentUndergraduate ResearchThe Role of Female Deacons in the Southern Baptist Convention
2010-2011Alaina NamesThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA Closer Look at Depression: The Effects of Antidepressants on Social Networks
2010-2011Jessica SchuettThesis Committee MemberGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingCommunicative Processes and Pro-Environmental Behavior
2010Shikha BediResearch AdvisorGraduate ResearchQualitative Data Analysis of Adolescents in Malawi
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2011-PresentDepartment of Sociology, Graduate Student Weekly Brown BagCo-Organizer 
2011-PresentUniversity of North Texas, Director of Research DevelopmentSearch Committee Member 
2010-PresentFederation Sociology CommitteeMember 
2010-PresentAlpha Kappa Delta Honors SocietyFaculty Advisor 
2010-PresentDepartment FacebookCo-Administrator 
2010PACS Award Committee, University of North TexasReviewer 
2009Hewlett Foundation and the Institute for International Education (IIE) Dissertation Fellowship ProgramReviewer 
2007Workshop on “Cross-Generational Sex,” Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C.Participant 
2006Schooling Quality in Malawi Project, University of PennsylvaniaParticipant 
2006“NGOs and the Developing World," UCLAParticipant 
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2004-PresentAmerican Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, International Union for Scientific Study of Population, Population Association of America, Sociologists for Women in SocietyMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2011Supplemental Travel AwardPACS, University of North Texas
2010Supplemental Travel AwardPACS, University of North Texas
2006Rose Laub Coser Award, Best Dissertation in Area of Family and Gender StudiesEastern Sociological Society
2005-2006Population Aging Research Center Dissertation FellowshipUniversity of Pennsylvania
2004Summer Short-Term Field Work GrantUniversity of Pennsylvania
2003-2005Graduate Student Pre-Dissertation FellowshipBoston University
2001Sol Levine Graduate Student Award, Outstanding Performance in Graduate StudiesBoston University
1999-2002Pre-Doctoral FellowshipNIMH and Boston University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
2006-PresentUNT, University of Malawi, Penn, Brown, World BankCo-Principal Investigator, for the Marriage Transitions in Malawi project
2004-2005University of PennsylvaniaCo-Field Director, for the MDICP, a large-scale longitudinal study
2004-2005Boston UniversityPrincipal Investigator, Dissertation Fieldwork
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2011Sixth African Population Conference, Ouagadougou, Burkina FasoGender Inequalities in Demographic OutcomesSession Organizer
2010Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TXFamily Structure and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan AfricaSession Chair
2009Population Association of America, Detroit, MIEconomic Crises, Natural Disasters, and Population Well-BeingSession Discussant
2008Population Association of America, New Orleans, LACircumcision, Sexual Relationships, and HIV Risk: Africa and the U.S.Session Chair
2007Fifth African Population Conference, Arusha, TanzaniaGender Inequities and InequalitiesSession Discussant
2007Fifth African Population Conference, Arusha, TanzaniaImpact of HIV and AIDS on the Well-Being of Older PeopleSession Chair
2006MDICP Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAPanel Research on HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in sub-Saharan AfricaSession Discussant
toggle toggle Renowned Teachers
Susan C. Watkins
Demographer, University of Pennsylvania and University of California, Los Angeles

Ann Swidler
Sociologist, University of California, Berkeley

Frank F. Furstenberg
Sociologist, University of Pennsylvania

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