Maia Call

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Maia Call is a quantitative social scientist with a passion for data and research. Her methodological skills include spatial and statistical quantitative analyses and demographic methods. She is also an expert in geographic concepts, survey research, and demographic theory. Maia received her doctorate in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at SESYNC in 2019, and completed a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021. While at SESYNC, Maia collaborated with Dr. Lori Hunter (The University of Colorado Boulder) to explore the gender dynamics of environmentally influenced migration in Asia. This research project was motivated by the critical need to understand how and why the impacts of climate change may vary across genders in a populous region predicted to be a global hotspot for climate change’s near-term effects. Greater knowledge about these dynamics is vital for shaping climate change adaptation and sustainable development policy. Maia is currently a Data Scientist on the Data Services team at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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2017 - 2019
Areas of Expertise
population geography
environmental demography
public policy
Research Interests
climate change
livelihood diversification
agricultural intensification
environmental degradation
Methods of Expertise
quantitative analyses (e.g., regression analysis, panel data approaches, spatial statistics)
demographic methods
geospatial analysis