Associate Professor, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lisa Pearce is a sociologist and demographer who studies intersections between religion and the transition to adulthood, family life, and demographic processes. With ongoing research set in both Nepal and the United States, her current work in Nepal focuses on how religion is related to family formation and how household-level population dynamics influence environmental consumption. In the United States, she studies how religious ideology, practice, and salience in youth relate to subsequent education-, career-, and family-related attitudes and behavior. Pearce conducts research with a mix of survey and ethnographic methods.
Pearce, Lisa D., Axinn, William G., and Indra Chaudhary. 2009. “Elaborating Links between Population Dynamics and Environmental Consumption through a Mixed Method Approach.” Paper presented at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, May.
Pearce, Lisa D., Sarah R. Brauner-Otto and Yingchun Ji. 2009. “Religion’s Role in Shaping Family Size Preferences.” Working Paper.
Pearce, Lisa D., Emily McKendry-Smith, and Shradha Shrestha. 2009. “Religiosity and Support for Using Local Flora in Religious and Healing Rituals.” Working Paper.
Axinn, William G. and Lisa D. Pearce. 2006. Mixed Method Data Collection Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pearce, Lisa D. 2002. “Integrating Survey and Ethnographic Methods for Systematic Anomalous Case Analysis.” Sociological Methodology 32(1):103-132. Reprinted in W. P. Vogt (ed.). 2008. Selecting Research Methods. Sage Publications.