Professor Allendorf's research focuses on family, gender, and health in South Asia. She investigates how and why family behaviors vary and change over time, as well as how family behaviors shape well-being. Her methods include the analysis of large-scale surveys and ethnographic fieldwork.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
- M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
- B.A., Carleton College, 2000
Regions of Interest
- Allendorf, Keera. 2017. “Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice.” Journal of Marriage and Family 79(2):337-355.
- Allendorf, Keera and Roshan K. Pandian. 2016. “The Decline of Arranged Marriage? Marital Change and Continuity in India.” Population and Development Review 42(3):435-464.
- Allendorf, Keera and Arland Thornton. 2015. “Caste and Choice: The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marriage Behavior.” American Journal of Sociology 121(1):243-287.
- Allendorf, Keera. 2013. “Going Nuclear? Family Structure and Young Women’s Health in India, 1992-2006.” Demography 50(3):853-880.
- Allendorf, Keera. 2013. “Schemas of Marital Change: From Arranged Marriages to Eloping for Love.” Journal of Marriage and Family 75(2):453-469.