Position Type
- Present
Anthropology & Sociology, Black Studies, International Studies

Fareeda McClinton Griffith, PhD is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Denison University. As a quantitatively trained sociologist and demographer, Dr. Griffith advises students on research projects with interests in quantitative methods, and teaches courses on global health, demographic changes in the continent of Africa, survey research methods and racial and ethnic relations around the globe. She received her B.A. in Sociology with summa cum laude honors from Paine College. She received a M.A. in Demography and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Griffith has published on race relations and residential segregation patterns in South Africa and Somali immigrants and health perceptions in Columbus, Ohio. Her work appears in the International Handbooks of Population, Southern African Journal of Demography and Health, Culture, and Society. Dr. Griffith has also received several grants to investigate racial residential segregation and chronic health outcomes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and health perceptions of Somali immigrants in Columbus, OH.

B.A., Paine College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


  • Griffith, Fareeda M. and Tukufu Zuberi. Forthcoming. “ Demography of Race and Ethnicity in South Africa” in the International Handbook on Race and Ethnicity, Rogelio Saenz, Rodriguez, Nestor; Embrick, David (eds). Handbook 4, Springer Press: New York. Peer reviewed book chapter and invited
  • Griffith, Fareeda M. 2018. “Knowledge, Access and Practice: Understanding the Affordable Care Act from the Voices of Somali Immigrant Women in the United States.” Glocalism 2: Peer reviewed article
  • Francis, Shelley and Fareeda Griffith and Kendall A. Leser .“An Investigation of Somali Women’s Beliefs, Practices, and Attitudes about Health, Health Promoting Behaviors and Cancer Prevention.” Health, Culture, and Society. 2014. Peer reviewed article
  • Francis, Shelley and Kendall A. Leser and Emma E. Esmont and Fareeda Griffith. “An Analysis of Key Stakeholders Attitudes and Beliefs about Barriers and Facilitating Factors in the Development of a Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in South Africa.” African Journal of Reproductive Health. March 2013: 17:1. Peer reviewed article
  • Griffith, Fareeda. ” Intercensal Changes in Measures of Residential Segregation Among Population Groups in Gauteng, South Africa, 1996-2001.” Southern African Journal of Demography. January 2013: Volume 14:1.  Peer reviewed article