Faculty Biography - Liz Mogford

Associate Professor
Sociology Department
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9081
Arntzen Hall 524
Phone: (360) 650-3002
Fax: 360-650-7295


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Liz Mogford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in 1990, a M.A. in Sociology and a M.P.H. in International Health at the University of Washington in 2002 and completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Washington in 2007.

Professor Mogford’s teaching and research are interdisciplinary, combining sociology and public health. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, global health, global citizenship and social justice, and violence against women. She is a leader in the WWU Faculty-led Kenya International Service Learning Study Abroad program and accompanied students to Kenya in 2010, 2011, and will lead her third group in January 2013. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon and has conducted research in India, Mexico, and Kenya. In addition to teaching and research, Liz works on advocacy and outreach for advancing global health equity. Currently this includes being a board member of two non-profit organizations, Health Alliance International and Just Health Action. Just Health Action is a Seattle-based health advocacy organization that she co-founded in 2005.

Recent Publications

Mogford, E. and Lyons, Christopher. 2014. “Village Tolerance of Abuse, Women's Status, and the Ecology of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India.” The Sociological Quarterly 55:705–731. doi: 10.1111/tsq.12067.

Das, Abhijit, Elizabeth Mogford, Satish K. Singh, Ruhul Amin Barbhuiya, Shishir Chandra and Rachel Wahl. 2012. “Reviewing responsibilities and renewing relationships: an intervention with men on violence against women in India.” Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 14(6):659-675.

Mogford, Elizabeth. 2011. “When status hurts: Dimensions of women’s status and domestic abuse in northern India.” Violence Against Women 17:835-857.

Mogford, Elizabeth, Linn Gould, and Andra DeVoght. 2011. “Teaching critical health literacy as a means to take action on the social determinants of health.” Health Promotion International 26: 4-13.

Gould, Linn, Elizabeth Mogford, and Andra DeVoght. 2010. “Successes and challenges of teaching the social determinants of health in secondary schools: case examples in Seattle, Washington, USA.” Health Promotion Practice 11:26S-33S.

Hirschman, Charles and Elizabeth Mogford. 2009. “Immigrants and industrialization in the United States, 1880 to 1920.” Social Science Research, 38:897-920.

Almgren, Gunnar, Maya Magarati and Elizabeth Mogford. 2009. “Examining the influences of gender, race, ethnicity and social capital on the subjective health of adolescents.Journal of Adolescence, 32:109-133.

Mogford, Elizabeth and Abhijit Das. 2007. A different reality: Exploring changes around men, violence against women and gender equality. Uttar Pradesh, India: Sahayog Press.

Mogford, Elizabeth. 2004*. “Structural determinants of infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-national study of economic and social influences from 1970 – 1997.” Biodemography and Social Biology 51:94-120. (*Published in 2007, journal back-issued to 2004.)


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