Faculty & Staff

Megan Klein Hattori, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Director of the Social Psychology Program



PhD, University of Maryland

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

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Current Research

Megan Klein Hattori is interested in how young women and men navigate uncertainty and risk as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. She uses mixed-methods and draw from theoretical perspectives from sociology, demography, social psychology, and public health to describe these transitions. Her research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania focuses on the complex, yet critical role of trust and commitment in condom use and fidelity during the ongoing AIDS epidemic. Her research in southwest Ethiopia focuses on the transition to marriage in an environment where the relationships between marriage, kin, and legal institutions are changing. She is currently revising a proposal with Ulla Larsen and Marida Hollos to investigate how young women and men in Moshi, Tanzania cope with infertility in a context where becoming a parent is critical to the transition to adulthood.