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Susan Hautaniemi Leonard

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Associate Research Scientist, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Leonard's work focuses on the relationship between human populations and their environments. Her research interests include historical epidemiology and mortality in emergent industrial cities of the Northeast United States; household dynamics and farming practices in grasslands settlement; and population dynamics in the U.S. Great Plains.

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Journal Articles

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, C. Robinson, and D. Anderton. 2017. "Immigration, Occupation, and Inequality in Emergent Nineteenth-Century New England Cities." Social Science History, 41(4): 645-671. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Paul W. Rhode, Kenneth M. Sylvester, Angela R. Cunningham, James Dykes, Jani Little, et al. 2016. "Migration in the 1930s: Beyond the Dust Bowl." Social Science History, 40(4): 707-740. DOI. Abstract.

Briggs, C., Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, J. Marfany, and M.L. Nagata. 2015. "Thirty years of Continuity and Change." Continuity and Change, 30(1): 1-1. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, C. Robinson, A.C. Swedlund, and D.L. Anderton. 2015. "The effects of wealth, occupation, and immigration on epidemic mortality from selected infectious diseases and epidemics in Holyoke township, Massachusetts, 1850-1912." Demographic Research, 33: 1035-1046. DOI. Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Daniel G. Brown, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Emily Merchant, and Meghan Hutchins. 2015. "Exploring agent-level calculations of risk and returns in relation to observed land-use changes in the US Great Plains, 1870-1940." Regional Environmental Change, 15(2): 301-315. PMCID: PMC4340090. DOI. Abstract.

Leonard, Susan Hautaniemi, Jefferey K. Beemer, and Douglas Anderton. 2012. "Immigration, wealth and the ‘mortality plateau’ in emergent industrial cities of nineteenth-century Massachusetts." Continuity and Change, 27(3): 433-459. PMCID: PMC3650859. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Myron Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 42(4): 503-517. DOI. Abstract.

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