Professor and Department Chair
Areas of Interest: Families and Youth, Immigrant Adaptation, Race and Ethnicity, Social Demography
Professor Kathryn Tillman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003, Sociology) studies the social and health-related outcomes of adolescents and young adults, which a particular focus on the adaptation of immigrant youth and the influence of family and interpersonal relationships for individual development, health and risk-taking behaviors, and overall wellbeing. Current research includes examinations of the influence of family structure and relationships upon sexual behavior and romantic relationship formation during the transition to adulthood, the association between youth sexual behavior and psychological and reproductive health outcomes, and the social and psychological wellbeing differences between youth dating same-race and different-race partners.
Ph.D., Department of Sociology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003.
M.A., Department of Sociology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.
A.B., Department of Sociology. Davidson College, 1997.