Zohra Ansari-Thomas

Zohra Ansari-Thomas is a doctoral candidate in demography and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Zohra’s work examines relationships between migration and family formation, including household composition and intergenerational dynamics. She is also interested in how family formation shapes the labor market outcomes of immigrants, particularly women. Prior to joining the Penn Population Studies Center, Zohra worked as a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, where her work focused on sexual and reproductive health among immigrant populations and adolescents in the United States. Zohra completed a Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the George Washington University, where her research focused on sexual activity, contraceptive use, and sexual violence among high school students, and a Bachelor's degree in economics and environmental studies from Oberlin College.


M.P.H., Epidemiology, George Washington University, 2018
B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2014

Research Interests

Social demography; Migration; Family Formation; Intergenerational Relations; Labor Market Outcomes; Quantitative Methodology