CYNTHIA BUCKLEY is Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her arrival at Illinois, Professor Buckley was a faculty member of both the Department of Sociology and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she served as the Director of CREEES, Chair of the Department of Eurasian Studies, Training Director for the Population Research Center, and was on the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council. For two years prior to her arrival at Illinois, Professor Buckley was on administrative leave from the University of Texas and served as a Program Director at the Social Science Research Council.During her time at SSRC, she directed fellowship and research programs for Eurasia. Buckley received a BA in Economics and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
- Social Demography
- Global Health
- International Migration
- Reproductive Health
I am presently completing a multi-year NSF project on the emergence of the Eurasian Migration System. My next project will examine changing population and health patterns in Central Asia and their implications for economic and political security within this geo-politically important regions.
- Ph.D. University of Michigan
- “People, Power, and Conflict in the Eurasian Migration System,” National Science Foundation (2009- 2013) [$968,000]
- “Health and Social Stability in Afghanistan,” American Institute for Afghanistan Studies (2009) [$7,500] (John Richards Fellowship Award)
- “Changing Social Norms and Migration in Georgia,” National Science Foundation Dissertation Development Award, (Erin Hofmann 2009) [$7,500]
- “Temporary Labor Migration and Family Well-being in the Southern Caucasus,” ACTR/ACCELS Special Initiatives Policy Grant (2006-08) [$38,000]
- “Myth, Meaning and Measurement: HIV/AIDS in the southern Caucasus,” National Council for East European and Eurasian Research (2007-2008) [$25,000]