Faculty & Staff

Megan Klein Hattori, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6251
  • Fax: 617-287-6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, Floor 04, Room 00015


PhD, University of Maryland

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Klein Hattori's website

View Professor Klein Hattori's curriculum vitae

Current Research

I am interested in how young women and men navigate uncertainty and risk as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. I use mixed-methods and draw from theoretical persepctives from sociology, demography, social psychology, and public health to describe these transitions. My 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. My reseach in southwest Ethiopia focuses on the transition to marriage in an environment where the relationships between marriage, kin, and legal institutions are changing. I am 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.