Dr. Mónica Caudillo is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department since January 2019. She holds a PhD in Sociology from New York University, and has conducted domestic and international research in family demography, education, community violence, contraception, and sexual behavior, among other topics. Her doctoral dissertation focused on how social context impacts teenage women’s sexual activity, fertility, marriage, and cohabitation in Mexico. Her current research projects focus on the determinants of contraceptive use during adolescence and the postpartum period, as well as the strategies through which women learn about contraceptive methods in the United States. In addition, she is currently researching the social and relationship contexts of non-marital fertility in the United States.