Primary Research Interests
Social demography, education and health inequality, transitions to adulthood, fertility and reproductive health, Latin America and Africa.
Leticia J. Marteleto (Ph.D., Sociology) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Research Affiliate of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the same university. She is currently Associate Chair of the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her current research explores the influence of social and demographic contexts on education and health (including reproductive health) in comparative perspective. Her recent research has been funded by NICHD and NSF. Recent research has appeared in Demography, Demographic Research, Population and Development Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Forces and Studies in Family Planning. Marteleto was formerly Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan and a Research Associate at the Population Studies Center and Institute for Social Research at the same institution. Prior to that, she taught at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where she researched issues related to social demography and education. Marteleto has provided consultancy to several organizations, including the United Nations and the Brazilian Ministries of Education and Social Development.