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Victor Agadjanian

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology
Foundation Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 722
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Thematic: Social demography; migration; sexual and reproductive health and behavior; religion

Geographic: Sub-Saharan Africa; Central Eurasia (Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus)

Selected Publications

Dodson, Z. M., Agadjanian, V., & Driessen, J. (2017). How to allocate limited healthcare resources: Lessons from the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in rural Mozambique. Applied Geography, 78, 45-54.

Agadjanian, V., Menjívar, C., & Zotova, N. (in press). Legality, racialization, and immigrants’ experience of harassment in Russia. Social Problems.

Chae, S., Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2016). Father's Labor Migration and Leaving the Parental Home in Rural Mozambique. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(4), 1047-1062. DOI:10.1111/jomf.12295

Zakharov, S. V., Churilova, E. V., & Agadjanian, V. (2016). Fertility in higher-order marital unions in Russia: Does a new partnership allow for the realization of the two-child ideal? Demographic Review, 3(1), 35-51.

Agadjanian, V., & Hayford, S. R. (2016). HIV status, fertility intentions, and contraception in the era of expanded access to antiretroviral therapy: A case study of rural Mozambique. Global Public Health. DOI:10.1080/17441692.2016.1268188

Jilozian, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2016). Is induced abortion really on the decline in Armenia? Studies in Family Planning, 47(2), 163-178. DOI:10.1111/j.1728-4465.2016.00053.x

Yoo, S. Hyun, Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2016). Old habits die hard? Lingering son preference in an era of normalizing sex ratios at birth in South Korea. Population Research and Policy Review, 36(1), 25-54. DOI:10.1007/s11113-016-9405-1

Agadjanian, V., Yao, J., & Hayford, S. R. (2016). Place, time, and experience: Barriers to universalization of institutional child delivery in rural Mozambique. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 42(1), 21-31.

Sevoyan, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2015). Men’s migration and employment of women left behind in rural Armenia. In . (Ed.), Gender Inequalities in the Labor Market: Challenges and Solutions in Local and Global Contexts (pp. 97-113). Yerevan, Armenia: Yerevan State University.

Agadjanian, V., Menjívar, C., & Sevoyan, A. (2015). The impact of male labor migration on women and households in rural Armenia. In A. Mkrtichyan (Ed.), Armenians around the World: Migration and Transnationality (pp. 203-218). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Agadjanian, V., Hayford, S. R., Luz, L., & Yao, J. (2015). Bridging the client and provider perspectives: family planning access and utilization in rural Mozambique. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 130(S3), E47-E51. DOI:10.1016/j.ijgo.2015.03.019

Sevoyan, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2015). Male labor migration, spousal communication, and STI treatment in Armenia. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 17(3), 296-311. DOI:10.1080/13691058.2014.936042

Agadjanian, V., & Yabiku, S. T. (2015). Religious belonging, religious agency and women's autonomy in Mozambique. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53(3), 461-476. DOI:10.1111/jssr.12210

Luz, L., & Agadjanian, V. (2015). Women's decision-making autonomy and children's schooling in rural Mozambique. Demographic Research, 32(25), 775-796. http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol32/25/

Agadjanian, V. (2015). Women's religious authority in sub-Saharan Africa: Dialectics of empowerment and dependency. Gender & Society, 29(6), 982-1008. DOI:10.1177/0891243215602106

Nedoluzhko, L., & Agadjanian, V. (2015). Between tradition and modernity: Marriage dynamics in Kyrgyzstan. Demography, 52(3), 861-882.

Zotova, N., & Agadjanian, V. (2014). Female migration into Russia from Central Asian countries: Migrants researching migrants. In S. Hohmann, C. Mouradian, S. Serrano, & J. Torrez (Eds.), Development in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Migration, Democratization and Inequality in the Post-Soviet Era (pp. 242-263). London: I.B.Tauris.

Agadjanian, V., Gorina, E., & Menjívar, C. (2014). Economic incorporation, civil inclusion, and social ties: Plans to return home among Central Asian migrant women in Moscow, Russia. International Migration Review, 48(3), 577-603.

Agadjanian, V., & Sevoyan, A. (2014). Embedding or uprooting? The effects of international labor migration on rural households in Armenia. International Migration, 52(5), 29-46. DOI:10.1111/imig.12058

Agadjanian, V., & Yabiku, S. T. (2014). Religious affiliation and fertility in Mozambique: A dynamic analysis. Population Research and Policy Review, 33(5), 673-691. DOI:10.1007/s11113-013-9317-2

Agadjanian, V., & Zotova, N. (2014). Sexual risks of Central Asian migrant women in the context of the Russian HIV epidemic. Demographic Review, 2, 85-109.

Yao, J., Agadjanian, V., & Murray, A. (2014). Spatial and social inequities in HIV testing utilization in the context of rapid scale-up of HIV/AIDS services in rural Mozambique. Health & Place, 28, 133-141.

Agadjanian, V., Menjívar, C., & Cau, B. (2013). Economic uncertainties, social strains, and HIV risks: exploring the effects of male labor migration on rural women in Mozambique. In S. E. Eckstein & A. Najam (Eds.), How Immigrants Impact their Homelands (pp. 234-251). Duke University Press.

Zotova, N., & Agadjanian, V. (2013). Social vulnerability and sexual risks of migrants women from Central Asia in Moscow. In Z. Zaychonkovskaya (Ed.), Migration in Russia, 2000-2012: A Reader (Vol. 1). Spetskniga: Moscow.

Agadjanian, V. (2013). HIV/AIDS, migration, and gender in Sub-Saharan African. In . (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Wiley.

Yao, J., Murray, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2013). A geographical perspective on access to sexual and reproductive health care for women in rural Mozambique. Social Science & Medicine, 96, 60-68. DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.025

Sevoyan, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2013). Contraception and abortion in a low-fertility setting: the role of seasonal migration. International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 39(3), 124-132. DOI:10.1363/3912413

Avogo, W., & Agadjanian, V. (2013). Coping with fears: Women's personal networks, migration, and HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(3), 892-912. DOI:10.3390/ijerph10030892

Agadjanian, V., Dommaraju, P., & Nedoluzhko, L. (2013). Economic fortunes, ethnic divides, and marriage and fertility in Central Asia: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan compared. Journal of Population Research, 30(3), 197-211.

Cau, B., Sevoyan, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2013). Religious affiliation and under-five mortality in Mozambique. Journal of Biosocial Science, 45(3), 415-429.

Agadjanian, V. (2013). Religious denomination, religious involvement and contraceptive use in Mozambique. Studies in Family Planning, 44(3), 259-274. DOI:10.1111/j.1728-4465.2013.00357.x

Agadjanian, V., & Markosyan, K. (2013). Labor migration and STI/HIV Risks in Armenia: Assessing Prevention Needs and Designing Effective Interventions. Armenia: Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC). http://www.crrc.am/hosting/file/_static_content/projects/Labor_Migration_STI_HIV_Risks/Labor%20Migration%20and%20HIV_STI%20Risks%20in%20Armenia_CRRC%20Report_eng.pdf

Zotova, N., & Agadjanian, V. (2012). Female migration from Central Asia examined from the 'inside'. In E. Filippova (Ed.), Twenty Years Later (1991-2011). The Reshaping of Space and Identity (pp. 239-249). Moscow, Russia: Russian State University for Humanities.

Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2012). From desires to behavior: Moderating factors in a fertility transition. Demographic Research, 96, article 20: 511-542. http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol26/26-20.pdf

Yabiku, S. T., Agadjanian, V., & Cau, B. (2012). Labor migration and child mortality in Mozambique. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), 2530-2539.

Hayford, S. R., Agadjanian, V., & Luz, L. (2012). Now or never: perceived HIV status and fertility intentions in rural Mozambique. Studies in Family Planning, 43(3), 191-199.

Agadjanian, V., & Zotova, N. (2012). Sampling and surveying hard-to-reach populations for demographic research: A study of female labor migrants in Moscow, Russia. Demographic Research, 26(5), 131-150. http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol26/5/26-5.pdf

Yao, J., Murray, A. T., Agadjanian, V., & Hayford, S. R. (2012). Spatial analysis of sexual and reproductive health service utilization in rural Mozambique. Applied Geography, 32(2), 601-607.

Zimovina, E., & Agadjanian, V. (2012). The system of migratory interaction between Kazakhstan and other countries of Central Asia in the post-Soviet period. Ethnographic Survey, 4, 108-125.

Agadjanian, V. (2012). Religious organizations and the fight against HIV/AIDS in Mozambique (J. Olivier & Q. Wodon). The Role of Faith-Inspired Health Care Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Public-Private Partnerships, vol. 2 The Comparative Nature of Faith-Inspired Health Care Provision in Sub-Saharan Africa, Chapter 9, 131-139. Washington DC: World Bank.

Zotova, N., & Agadjanian, V. (2011). Exploring sexual risks of Central Asian Female Migrants in Moscow. In International Conference 'The Caucasus and Central Asia: Twenty Years after Independence, 25-27 August 2011 (pp. 175-182). Almaty, Kazakhstan. http://lodel.ehess.fr/cercec/docannexe.php?id=1705

Agadjanian, V., & Dommaraju, P. (2011). Culture, Modernization, and Politics: Ethnic Differences in Union Formation in Kyrgyzstan. European Journal of Population , 27(1), 79-101.

Agadjanian, V., & Menjívar, C. (2011). Fighting down the scourge, building up the church: Organization constraints in religious involvement with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Global Public Health, S148-S162.

Agadjanian, V., Arnaldo, C., & Cau, B. (2011). Health costs of wealth gains: Labor migration and perceptions of HIV/AIDS risks in Mozambique. Demography, 89(4), 1097-1118.

Yabiku, S. T., Agadjanian, V., & Sevoyan, A. (2011). Husbands' labor migration and wives' autonomy. Population Studies, 64(3), 293-306.

Agadjanian, V., Yabiku, S. T., & Cau, B. (2011). Men's migration and women's fertility in rural Mozambique. Demography, 43(3), 1029-1048.

Agadjanian, V., & Zotova, N. (2011). Social Vulnerability and Sexual Risks of Female Migrants from Central Asia in Moscow. Demoscope Weekly, n.465-466. http://demoscope.ru/weekly/2011/0465/analit02.php#_FNR_1

Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2011). Uncertain plans in uncertain times: Non-numeric fertility preferences in rural Mozambique. African Population Studies, 25(2), 419-439.

Avogo, W. A., & Agadjanian, V. (2010). Forced migration and child health and mortality in Angola. Social Science & Medicine, 70(1), 53-60.

Sevoyan, A., & Agadjanian, V. (2010). Male migration, women left behind, and sexually transmitted diseases in Armenia. International Migration Review, 44(2), 354-375.

Nedoluzhko, L., & Agadjanian, V. (2010). Marriage, childbearing, and migration in Kyrgyzstan: Exploring interdependencies. Demographic Research, 22(7), 159-188.

Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2010). Providers' views concerning family planning service delivery to HIV+ women in Mozambique. Studies in Family Planning , 41(4), 291-300.

Agadjanian, V., Yabiku, S., & Fawcett, L. (2009). History, community milieu, and Christian-Muslim differentials in contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(3), 462-79.

Dommaraju, P., & Agadjanian, V. (2009). India's North-South divide and theories of fertility change. Journal of Population Research, 26(3), 249-272.

Agadjanian, V., & Hayford, S. R. (2009). PMTCT, HAART, and Childbearing in Mozambique: An Institutional Perspective. AIDS & Behavior, 13 (Suppl 1), 103-112.

Agadjanian, V. (2009). Demography of Kazakhstan's Muslims. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Avogo, W., & Agadjanian, V. (2008). Childbearing in crisis: War, migration and fertility in Angola. International Migration, 40(5), 725-742.

Agadjanian, V., Nedoluzhko, L., & Kumskov, G. (2008). Eager to leave? Intentions to migrate abroad among young people in Kyrgyzstan. International Migration Review, 42(3), 620-651.

Agadjanian, V., & Avogo, W. (2008). Forced migration and HIV/AIDS risks in Angola. International Migration, 46(3), 189-216.

Avogo, W., & Agadjanian, V. (2008). Men's social networks and contraception in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial Science, 40(3), 413-429.

Dommaraju, P., & Agadjanian, V. (2008). Nuptiality in Soviety and post-Soviety Central Asia. Asian Population Studies, 4(2), 195-213.

Agadjanian, V., Dommaraju, P., & Glick, J. E. (2008). Reproduction in upheaval: Crisis, ethnicity, and fertility in Kazakhstan. Population Studies, 62(2), 211-233.

Agadjanian, V. (2008). Research on international migration in sub-Saharan Africa: Foci, approaches, and challenges. The Sociological Quarterly, 49(3), 407-421.

Agadjanian, V., & Menjívar, C. (2008). Talking about the 'Epidemic of the Millennium': Religion, informal communication, and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Social Problems, 55(3), 301-321.

Dommaraju, P., Agadjanian, V., & Yabiku, S. T. (2008). The pervasive and persistent influence of caste on child mortality in Indian. Population Research and Policy Review, 27(4), 477-495.

Agadjanian, V., & Hayford, S. R. (2008). Accelerated Child Survival and Development in Bié, Cunene, Huíla, Luanda, and Moxico Provinces of Angola: Main Results of the Baseline Survey. Luanda, Angola: UNICEF-Ministry of Health of Angola.

Hayford, S. R., & Agadjanian, V. (2008). Nutrition Survey of Angola, 2007: Final Report. Luanda, Angola: UNICEF-Ministry of Health of Angola.

Menjívar, C., & Agadjanian, V. (2007). Men's migration and women's lives: Views from rural Armenia and Guatemala. Social Science Quarterly, 88(5), 1243-1262.

Agadjanian, V., & Sen, S. (2007). Promises and challenges of faith-based AIDS care and support in Mozambique. American Journal of Public Health, 97(2), 362-366.

Agadjanian, V. (2006). Religious organizations and HIV prevention in Mozambique. Exchange on HIV/AIDS, Sexuality and Gender, 2, 14-15.

Grineski, S. E., Bolin, B., & Agadjanian, V. (2006). Tuberculosis and urban growth: Class, race, and disease in early Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Health and Place, 12(4), 603-616.

Agadjanian, V., Kumskov, G., & Medoluzhko, L. (2006). Marriage, Fertility, and Migration in Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: United National Fund for Population Activities.

Agadjanian, V. (2005). Fraught with ambivalence: Reproductive intentions and contraceptive choices in a sub-Saharan fertility transition. Population Research and Policy Review, 24(6), 617-645.

Agadjanian, V. (2005). Gender, religious involvement, and HIV/AIDS prevention in Mozambique. Social Science & Medicine, 61(7), 1529-1539.

Agadjanian, V., & Liew, H. Peng (2005). The effect of preferential policies on ethnic inequities in educational attainment in Malaysia. Race, Ethnicity & Education, 8(2), 213-230.

Agadjanian, V., & Prata, N. (2004). The United Nations Population Bulletin, Special Issue, No. 46-47. Trends in Angola's fertility. Prospects for Fertility Decline in High Fertility Countries.

Agadjanian, V., & Makarova, E. (2003). From Soviet modernization to post-Soviet transformation: Understanding marriage and fertility dynamics in Uzbekistan. Development and Change, 34(3), 447-473.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Informal social networks and epidemic prevention in a third world context: Cholera and HIV/AIDS compared. In J. A. Levy & B. A. Pescosolido (Eds.), Advances In Medical Sociology, Volume 8 (Social Networks and Health) (pp. 201-221). JAI-Elsevier Science.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Adolescents' views on childbearing, contraception, and abortion in two post-communist societies. Journal of Youth Studies, 5(4), 391-406.

Agadjanian, V., & Prata, N. (2002). Civil war and child health: Regional and ethnic dimensions of child malnutrition and immunization in Angola. Social Science & Medicine, 56(12), 2515-2537.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Competition and cooperation among working women in the context of structural adjustment: The case of street vendors in La Paz-El Alto, Bolivia. Journal of Developing Societies, 18(3), 259-285.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Is 'abortion culture' fading in the former Soviet Union? Views about abortion and contraception in Kazkhstan. Studies in Family Planning, 33(3), 237-48.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Men doing 'women's work': Masculinity and gender relations among street vendors in Maputo. Journal of Men's Studies, 10(3), 329-342.

Agadjanian, V. (2002). Men's talk about 'women's matters': Gender, communication, and contraception in Mozambique. Gender & Society, 16(2), 194-215.

Agadjanian, V., & Prata, N. (2002). War, peace and fertility in Angola. Demography, 39(2), 215-231.

Agadjanian, V. (2001). Negotiating through reproductive change: Gendered social interaction and fertility change in Mozambique. Journal of Southern African Studies, 27(2), 292-309.

Agadjanian, V. (2001). Religion, social milieu, and the contraceptive revolution. Population Studies, 55(2), 135-148.

Agadjanian, V., & Prata, N. (2001). War and reproduction: Angola's fertility in comparative perspective. Journal of Southern African Studies, 27(2), 427-441.

Agadjanian, V., & Chika Ezeh, A. (2000). Polygyny, gender relations, and reproduction in Ghana. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 31(4), 427-441.

Agadjanian, V. (2000). Women's work and fertility in a sub-Saharan urban setting: A social environment approach. Journal of Biosocial Science, 32(1), 17-35.

Agadjanian, V. (1999). Zionist churches in the urban sociocultural space of Mozambique in the 1980s and 1990s. In . (Ed.), Lusotopie: Enjeux Comtemporains dans les Espaces Lusophones (pp. 415-423). Paris: Karthala.

Agadjanian, V. (1999). Post-Soviet demographic paradoxes: Ethnic differences in marriage and fertility in Kazakhstan. Sociological Forum, 14(3), 425-46.

Agadjanian, V. (1998). 'Quasi-legal' abortion services in sub-Saharan setting: Users' profile and motivations. International Family Planning Perspectives, 24(3), 111-16.

Agadjanian, V. (1998). Economic security, informational resources, and women's reproductive choices in urban Mozambique. Social Biology, 45(1-2), 60-79.

Agadjanian, V. (1998). Trapped on the margins: Social characteristics, economic conditions, and reproductive behavior of internally displaced women in urban Mozambique. Journal of Refugee Studies, 11(3), 284-303.

Agadjanian, V. (1998). Women's choice between indigenous and western contraception in urban Mozambique. Women and Health, 28(2), 1-17.

Agadjanian, V. (1997). Ethnocultural identity and induced abortion in Kazakstan. Studies in Family Planning, 28(4), 317-329.

Peabody, J., Agadjanian, V., Carter, G., & Mann, J. (1995). Advancing Health Care Reform in Ecuador: Analysis of Current Options (RAND Series). Santa Monica, CA.

Heer, D., Agadjanian, V., Hammad, F., Qiu, Y., & Ramasundaram, S. (1992). A comparative analysis of the position of undocumented Mexicans in the Los Angeles County work force in 1980. International Migration, 30(2), 101-126.

Agadjanian, V. (1991). The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict: Sociodemographic aspects. In . (Ed.), Ethnic Conflicts in the U.S.S.R.: Causes, Specificity, and Problems of Study (pp. 4-14). Moscow: Institute of Ethnology.

Agadjanian, V. (1989). Articles on peoples of Angola and Mozambique. In . (Ed.), Peoples of the World. Moscow.

Agadjanian, V. (1986). Ethnosocial processes in an Angolan town. Sovetskaya Etnografia, 1, 109-115.

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