University of Washington

Nathalie E. Williams

natw@uw.edu
Office: 400 Thomson Hall,
Box 353650,
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA 98195-3650

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Social Demography, Migration, Armed Conflict, Natural Disasters and Climate Change, Mental Health, Research Design

EDUCATION
Aug. 2009 Ph.D., Sociology
Affiliated with the Population Studies Center
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Dissertation: “Living with Conflict: The Effect of Community Organizations, Economic Assets, and Mass Media Consumption on Migration during Armed Conflict.”

* Distinguished Dissertation Award (ranked as the top social science dissertation of 2009)
University of Michigan

* Ranked in the top five social science dissertations in the U.S. in 2009
Council of Graduate Schools National Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee

May 1998 B.Sc., Mathematics
Cum Laude
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
Sept. 2012 – Assistant Professor
The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Department of Sociology
Faculty affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Sept. 2009 – Post-Doctoral Scholar

Sept. 2012 Carolina Population Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Williams, Nathalie E., Dirgha J. Ghimire, William G. Axinn, Elyse A. Jennings, and Meeta S. Pradhan. Forthcoming. “A Micro-Level Event-Centered Approach to Investigating Armed Conflict and Population Responses.” Accepted for publication in Demography.

Williams, Nathalie E. Forthcoming. “Coping with Conflict: Do Community Organizations Moderate the Effect of Armed Conflict on Migration?” Accepted for publication in Population Studies.

Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Nathalie E. Williams. Forthcoming. “Collecting Survey Data During Armed Conflict.” Accepted for publication in Journal of Official Statistics.

Williams, Nathalie, John Knodel, David Lam. 2010. “HIV/AIDS and Older Persons: Shifting the Focus from the Infected to the Affected.” Research on Aging 32(1):3-18.
Knodel, John, Nathalie Williams, Sovan Kiry Kim, Sina Puch, Chanpen Saengtienchai. 2010. “Community Reaction to Older-age Parental AIDS Caregivers and their Families: Evidence from Cambodia.” Research on Aging 32(1):122-151.

Massey, Douglas S., Nathalie Williams, William G. Axinn, and Dirgha Ghimire. 2010. “Community Services and Out-Migration.” International Migration 48(3):1-41.

Williams, Nathalie. 2009. “Education, Gender, and Migration in the Context of Social Change.” Social Science Research 38(4):883-896.

Williams, Nathalie, John Knodel, Kim Sovan Kiry, Sina Puch, and Chanpen Saengtienchai. 2008. “Overlooked Potential: Older-age Parents in the Era of ART.” AIDS Care 20(10):1169-1176.

ARTICLES IN EDITED VOLUMES
Williams, Nathalie E., Arland Thornton, Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Linda C. Young-DiMarco. 2012. “Nepali Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans.” In Kamrava, M. (ed.), Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf, New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Williams, Nathalie. Forthcoming. “Armed Conflict, Refugees, and Migration.” Accepted for publication in Ness, I. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, New York: Wiley Blackwell.

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW
Williams, Nathalie E., and William G. Axinn. “Armed Conflict, Mass Media, and Migration.” Revise and resubmit at American Journal of Sociology.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Patterns of Migration during Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Model.” Revise and resubmit at American Sociological Review.

Williams, Nathalie E., Arland Thornton, and Linda Young-DeMarco. “Migrant Values and Beliefs: How are They Different and How do They Change?” Revise and resubmit at Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, and Nathalie E. Williams. “Gender, Traumatic Events, and Mental Health Disorders in a Rural Asian Setting.” Revise and resubmit at Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Walsh, Stephen J., George P. Malanson, Barbara Entwisle, Ron Rindfuss, Peter J. Mucha, Benjamin W. Heumann, Philip M. McDaniel, Brian G. Frizzelle, Ashton Verdery, Nathalie Williams, Yao Xiaozheng, and Deng Ding. “Design and Function of the Land Component of the Nang Rong, Thailand Agent-Based Model.” Under review at International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

RESEARCH GRANTS
Sept. 2011- National Institutes of Health K99/R00
Aug. 2015 “Selective Migration and the Macro Demographic Consequences of Armed Conflict.”
$662,000 total costs (P.I. Nathalie Williams)

Jul. 2010- National Institutes of Health R21
Jun. 2012 “Innovative Methods for Obtaining Survey Data from Migrants.”
$424,875 total costs (P.I. Arland Thornton)

Jul. 2009- Georgetown University Center for International and Regional Studies Research Grant
Jun. 2011 in the Study of Migrant Labor in the Gulf
“Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans.”
$34,596 total costs (P.I. Arland Thornton)

HONORS AND AWARDS
2011 Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2009 Best Student Paper
American Sociological Association, Population Section

2008-2009 Innovation in Social Research Award
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

2007 Poster Award for “Political Conflict and Migration: Impact of the Maoist Insurrection on Migration Behavior in Nepal.” Population Association of America

2006 Weinberg Endowment for International Research
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

2006-2008 NIA Traineeship
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
2003-2005 NICHD Traineeship
Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Winter 2006 Graduate Student Instructor, Introduction to Social Research Methods (SOC 310) Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

Fall 2005 Graduate Student Instructor, Statistics (SOC 510)
Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

Sept-Oct. 1999 English Language and Computing Skills Teacher
Organization for Ex-Political Prisoners of Tibet, Dharamsala, India

1998-1999 Secondary School English Language Teacher
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Kurisawa, Hokkaido, Japan

PRESENTATIONS
Williams, Nathalie. “Patterns of Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Model.” Paper presented at the meetings of the Asian Population Association, Bangkok Thailand, August 2012.

Williams, Nathalie. “Migrant Values and Beliefs: How are They Different and How do They Change?” Paper presented at the meetings of the Asian Population Association, Bangkok Thailand, August 2012.

Williams, Nathalie. “Extreme Climate Events and Migration: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

Williams, Nathalie. “Extreme Climate Events and Migration: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach.” Invited lecture at Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand, April 2012.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migration During Armed Conflict.” Invited lecture at Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, April 2012.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migration During Armed Conflict.” Invited lecture at Social Science Baha lecture series, Kathmandu Nepal, April 2012.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migrants and Their Values: How are They Different and How do They Change?” Invited lecture at Bay Area Colloquium in Population, University of California Berkeley, April 2012.

Williams, Nathalie E. “What’s Wrong? Stop Crying!: Ethical Considerations for Research on Traumatic Experiences.” Presented at the Carolina Population Center Research Ethics Seminar Series, February 2012.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migrant Values and Beliefs: How are they Different and How do they Change?” Invited lecture in Population Geography GEOG450, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, November 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Framework” Presented at the Department of Demography, University of California- Berkeley, November 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Framework” Presented at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, November 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Migrant Values and Beliefs: How are they Different and How do they Change?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, NV, August 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Analyzing the Effects of Social and Environmental Change on Human Well-Being in Nang Rong, Thailand.” Presented at Challenges to Human Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April 29, 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Nepali Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Washington D.C., March 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “The Social Science of Migration During Armed Conflict: A Risks, Resources, and Responses Framework.” Presented at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles, February 23, 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E., Arland Thornton, and Linda Young-DeMarco. “Migrants and Their Values: How are They Different and how do They Change?” Presented at INTEGRATION: Institutional and Life-Course Perspectives on Migration, University of Bremen, Bremen Germany, January 20, 2011.

Williams, Nathalie E. “Simulating Economic and Political Changes in an Agent-Based Model.” Presented at Nang Rong Agent-Based Modeling Workshop, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 15, 2010.

Williams, Nathalie, Arland Thornton, Dirgha J. Ghimire, Linda C. Young-DeMarco, Mansoor Moaddel. “Nepali Migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Values, Behaviors, and Plans.” Presented at Georgetown University of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, October 2010.

Williams, Nathalie. “Migration During Armed Conflict: Who Stays, Who Leaves, and Why Does it Matter?” Presented at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, April 23, 2010.

Williams, Nathalie. “Armed Conflict, Mass Media, and Migration.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Dallas, TX, April 2010.

Williams, Nathalie. “Betting on Life and Livelihoods: The Role of Employment and Assets in the Decision to Migrate During Armed Conflict.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Detroit, MI, May 2009.

Williams, Nathalie. “Employment, Assets, and Migration during Armed Conflict.” Paper presented at the Households in Conflict Network Annual Workshop, Yale University, December 5-6, 2008.

John Knodel, Nathalie Williams, and Chanpen Saengtienchai. “Community Reaction to People Living with HIV/AIDS and their Older-Age Caregivers- Evidence from Cambodia.” Paper presented at the Impact of HIV/AIDS on Older People in Africa and Asia, Ann Arbor, MI, November 7, 2008.

Williams, Nathalie and Meeta S. Pradhan. “Political Conflict and Migration: How Has Violence and Political Instability Affected Migration Patterns in Nepal?” Paper presented at the Himalayan Policy Research Conference, Madison, WI, October 16, 2008.

Williams, Nathalie. “Conflict, Community Services, and Migration.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New Orleans, LA, April 2008.

Williams, Nathalie. “Conflict, Psycho-Social Support, and Migration.” Paper presented at An Unsettled Future? Forced Migration and Refugee Studies in the 21st Century, Refugee Studies Center, University of Oxford, Dec. 7-8, 2007

Williams, Nathalie. “Political Conflict and Migration: Impact of the Maoist Insurrection on Migration Behavior in Nepal.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, NY, March 2007.

Williams, Nathalie and John Knodel. “Older Persons and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Cambodia.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, New York, NY, March 2007.

Williams, Nathalie. “Education, Gender, and Migration.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Los Angeles, CA, March 30-Apr. 1, 2006.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2000-2003 Programme Management Officer
United Nations Population Fund, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Managed the ‘Population and Development Strategies Sub-Programme’, including projects with the National Institute of Statistics, Ministry of Planning, Council of Ministers, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
• Responsible for project budgets totaling approximately $500,000.
• Provided policy advice on the National Poverty Reduction Strategy, National Population and Development Policy, and various other government development reports, plans and strategies.

Sept. 2002 Consultant
International Labor Organization, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
• Reviewed and edited official report of the Cambodia Child Labor Survey 2001.

Feb. 2002 Election Observer
Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Elections, Svay Rieng, Cambodia
• Completed training on Cambodian electoral law and procedures.
• Observed and reported on polling and vote counting at rural stations.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Japanese (Intermediate verbal and written)
Cambodian (Intermediate verbal)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE
Service: Participant in National Academies of Science workshop on “Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology, Climate Change, and Implications for Water Security”, October 2011.

Referee: Social Forces, International Migration, International Migration Review, Population and Environment, Sociology of Education, AIDS Care, African Health Sciences, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Health & Place, Asia Pacific Journal of Migration
Guest Editor- Research on Aging

Chair and Member, American Sociological Society Population Section Student Paper Award Committee, 2011-2012.

Co-Organizer: Conference on “The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Older Persons in Africa and Asia” at the University of Michigan, November 7-8, 2008. Funded by National Institutes on Aging.

Workshop on “Nang Rong Agent-Based Modeling” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 14-15, 2010.

Professional Organizations:
American Sociological Association
Population Association of America
Asian Population Association
Households in Conflict Network
Research Network on HIV/AIDS and the Elderly