Zohra Ansari-Thomas

Office Address: 

249 McNeil

Ph.D. Candidate, Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

M.P.H., Epidemology, George Washington University, 2018
B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2014

Entered Program: 
2019
First Year Paper Advisor: 
Emilio Alberto Parrado
Second Year Paper Advisor: 
Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Chair: 
Chenoa Flippen
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Pilar Gonalons-Pons
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Emilio Alberto Parrado
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Mikko Myrskylä

Zohra Ansari-Thomas is a doctoral candidate in demography and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, and an affiliated student with the Max Planck Research School for Population, Health and Data Science. Her research covers topics related to migration, health, and families, with a particular interest in family formation, intergenerational relations, aging, and care work. Zohra's current research includes projects on the aging-related care needs of older immigrants in the United States, intergenerational co-residency among immigrants in the United Kingdom, and the temporal connections between migration and union formation in the United States. She is currently developing a project that explores how family caregiving shapes the labor market trajectories of women, and is also engaged in a project that examines gender differentials in care work over time. Prior to joining the Penn Population Studies Center, Zohra worked as a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, where her work focused on sexual and reproductive health among immigrant population and adolescents in the United States. Zohra holds a Master's of Public Health in epidemiology from the George Washington University and a Bachelor's degree in economics and environmental studies from Oberlin College.