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John Casterline

AAAS Fellow, 2018

John Casterline, Robert Lazarus Professor in Population Studies, director of the Institute for Population Research, and professor of sociology was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions to the field of social demography, particularly for studies of fertility, family planning and the demographic transition in developing nations in Africa.


AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific organization, has named fellows every year since 1874, with notable previous fellows including Thomas Edison, Margaret Mead and James Watson. It is one of the most prestigious honors given to U.S. researchers who have made exceptional efforts to advance science. Fellows are selected by their academic peers.

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