Nancy Riley

Nancy Riley is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and A. Myrick Freeman Chair of Social Sciences at Bowdoin College (Maine). She received her MA (Sociology) and MPH (Public Health) from the University of Hawai`i and her Ph.D (demography) from Johns Hopkins University. Her research has focused primarily on family, gender, and population in China and uses both quantitative and qualitative data. Publications include Gender, Work, and Family in a Chinese Economic Zone: Laboring in Paradise (Springer 2012), based on fieldwork with married migrant workers in Northeast China; Population in China (Polity 2016), a critical overview of China’s policies, and co-edited the International Handbook on Gender and Demographic Processes (Springer, 2018). She is currently involved in two book projects, one on Chinese experience in Hawaii drawing from quantitative, ethnographic, interview, and archival data and a second on the connections between gender politics and control of reproduction.