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Lisa D. Pearce

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Pearce studies how religion shapes family formation, relationships, adolescent self-image, aspirations, and achievement. With ongoing research set in both the U.S. and Nepal, her current U.S. work focuses on how religious ideology, practice, and salience in youth relate to subsequent education-, career-, and family-related attitudes and behavior. In Nepal, she studies how religion is related to family formation and how household-level population dynamics influence environmental consumption. Pearce conducts research with a mix of survey and ethnographic methods.

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Axinn, William G., and Lisa D. Pearce. 2006. Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies. New York : Cambridge University Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Fleming, Paul J., Clare Barrington, Lisa D. Pearce, Leonel Lerebours, Yeycy Donastorg, and Maximo O. Brito. 2017. ""I Feel Like More of a Man": A Mixed Methods Study of Masculinity, Sexual Performance, and Circumcision for HIV Prevention." The Journal of Sex Research, 54(1): 42-54. DOI. Abstract.

Pearlman, Jessica, Lisa D. Pearce, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Prem B. Bhandari, and Taylor Hargrove. 2017. "Postmarital Living Arrangements in Historically Patrilocal Settings: Integrating Household Fission and Migration Perspectives." Demography, 54(4): 1425-1449. DOI. Abstract.

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