Julia Jennings

Examines how economic, environmental household and family contexts shape past and present populations

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Julia Jennings

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Anthropology

human demography (fertility, mortality, and migration) and 19th century Europe (with an emphasis on Scotland); household ecology; historical population change

Campus phone: (518) 442-4703
Campus email: jjennings2@albany.edu


Assistant Professor of Anthropology Julia Jennings investigates how economic, environmental, household, and family contexts shape past and present populations.

Her ongoing research in North Orkney, Scotland, focuses on historical variation in household and family patterns and its implications for population and economic change. Another project in Orkney examines fertility and mortality responses to grain price fluctuations in the nineteenth century.

Her other research interests include demographic responses to climate variation, intergenerational transmission of fertility, and the effects of household composition on fertility, mortality, and migration.

Jennings received her Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. She is an associate of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis at UAlbany.