Danya Lagos

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Danya Lagos

Assistant Professor
Social Sciences Building 480
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Sex and Gender, Demography, Survey Methods, Health, Social Change, Embodiment

I am a sociologist who specializes in how gender is changing in the twenty-first century. I am particularly interested in the social demography of LGBTQ populations. My work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Demography and the Annual Review of Sociology.

I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in April of 2019. During the 2019-2020 academic year, I was an NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center. 

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 127(6) (Forthcoming)

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