Karen Benjamin Guzzo

Karen Benjamin Guzzo

Position: Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419.372.3312
Email: kguzzo@bgsu.edu


PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Sociology and Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Curriculum Vitae

Karen Benjamin Guzzo received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina in 2003 and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty at Bowling Green State University in fall 2011. She serves as the Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Research, and her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Trained as a family demographer and sociologist, most of her work examines what is considered "nontraditional" family behaviors. One line of research examines unintended fertility, looking at trends over time as well as the antecedents and consequences of unplanned births. A related line of work looks at nonmarital childbearing and multipartnered fertility, where individuals have children by different partners. Dr. Guzzo also studies trends in cohabitation, which has become increasingly common in the United States, but decreasingly likely to lead to marriage even as more cohabiting couples are raising children. Finally, she is interested in the measurement of fertility and family behaviors.

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Twitter: @kbguzzo