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Dr. Dennis G. Hodgson

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 214
p: x2785
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B.A., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Current Research Interests

My current research interests have been on examining ...

  • The uses of Malthusian arguments in antebellum debates over slavery.
  • The formation of international population policy.
  • Malthusian and Darwinian influences on 19th century American assessments of fertility decline.

My long term research interest is on tracing America's changing population agenda from 1750 to the present.