Kelsey Q. Wright is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). Her work at UW-Madison centers around the application of demographic methods to compelling, modern research questions around gender and fertility in transnational contexts, with a specific focus on the impact of contraceptive use for agency and fertility and on the interplay between macro-level population dynamics and micro-level individual outcomes. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Kelsey worked at the Population Council for five years on The Evidence Project - a global family planning research project; prior to this she worked with USAID, Jhpiego, UNAIDS and a number of university-based research projects. She holds an MSPH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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