Danya Lagos

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Danya Lagos

Assistant Professor
Office
Social Sciences Building 480
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Sex and Gender, Demography, Social Change

Danya Lagos conducts research on transgender and non-binary populations, and the relationship between social change, gender, and political economy.

They are passionate about applying quantitative methods to interrogate some of society’s most pressing questions, and bring these interests into their teaching and mentoring. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley, Danya earned a PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 2019, and was an NICHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center from 2019-2020.

Representative Publications

Lagos, Danya. (2022). Has There Been a Transgender Tipping Point? Gender Identification Differences in U.S. Cohorts Born Between 1935 and 2001. American Journal of Sociology 128 (1), 94-143

Lagos, Danya and D’Lane Compton. (2021). Evaluating the Implementation of the Two-Step Gender Identity Question in the 2018 General Social Survey. Demography 58(2), 763-771



Lagos, Danya. (2019). Hearing Gender: Voice-Based Gender Classification Processes and Transgender Health Inequality, American Sociological Review 84(5), 801-827

  • 2020 ASA Section on Body and Embodiment Graduate Student Paper Award

Lagos, Danya. (2018). Looking at Population Health Beyond ‘Male’ and ‘Female’: Implications of Transgender Identity and Gender Nonconformity for Population Health. Demography 55(6), 2097-2117

  •  2019 Honorable Mention, ASA Section on Sociology of Population Student Paper Award

Schilt, Kristen and Danya Lagos. (2017). The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology. Annual Review of Sociology 43, 425-443