Keera Allendorf is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Indiana University. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 2009 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan.  She also worked previously at the International Center for Research on Women and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
 
Dr. Allendorf's research focuses on family behaviors, gender, and health. She investigates how and why family behaviors change over time, how different factors influence family behaviors, and how family behaviors shape health. Current projects examine how beliefs and values influence when and whom young people marry, changes over time in women's co-residence with their parents, and the influence of extended family structures on maternal and child health. Geographically, Dr. Allendorf's work focuses on India and Nepal.  Her methods include the analysis of large scale surveys and ethnographic fieldwork.