Kirsten Stoebenau

Research Assistant Professor at the Center on Health, Risk and Society,
Department of Sociology, American University, Washington, DC.

Kirsten Stoebenau was a CIHR Global Health Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2007 to 2010. During her fellowship, she focused on two related projects in Madagascar: the social determinants of women sex workers’ vulnerability to HIV and the role of different processes of economic and cultural globalization on the sexual behaviour of youth.

Her research focuses on the social and structural determinants of women's sexual and reproductive health with a geographical focus in sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, her interests include the social and structural determinants of women's HIV risk within the context of sexual exchange relationships; and the socio-cultural and gendered determinants and consequences of fertility outcomes.