Cotts Watkins is currently a Visiting Scholar at the California Center for
Population Research at UCLA and Professor Emerita, University of
Pennsylvania. Her work has focused on large-scale social and demographic change,
including fertility declines in historical Europe and in contemporary Africa, and the responses of donors and communities to the
AIDS epidemic in Africa. In pursuing these interests, she initiated two
longitudinal survey projects, one in Kenya (www.Kenya.pop.upenn.edu)
and one in Malawi (www.malawi.pop.upenn.edu), where she initiated a
longitudinal ethnographic study on how Malawians talk about the AIDS epidemic (http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/113269).