Afshin Zilanawala

Afshin Zilanawala is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at University of Nottingham. Dr. Zilanawala’s research lies at the intersections of family and social demography and child health and development. She studies how the social and economic context of families, as well as the race and gender of individuals, lead to inequalities in health and development across childhood and adolescence. Her research portfolio extends to examining the influence of nonstandard work schedules on children’s and parents' wellbeing in the UK, work that has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in the UK. Overall, her research on the family determinants of child health and development is strongly interdisciplinary, embedded in using quantitative techniques, and focuses on child wellbeing in national and international contexts. Dr. Zilanawala received a Masters and PhD in Social Welfare Policy from Columbia University and a BA from Wellesley College in Boston, MA.


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