I am a sociologist and demographer conducting research on transgender and non-binary populations, and the relationship between social change, gender, and political economy.

I am passionate about applying quantitative methods to interrogate some of society’s most pressing questions, and I bring these interests into my teaching and mentoring.

Prior to joining the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley, I earned my PhD in Sociology at the University of Chicago in 2019, and was an NICHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center from 2019-2020.


Lagos, Danya. 2022. “Has There Been a Transgender Tipping Point? Gender Identification Differences in U.S. Cohorts Born Between 1935 and 2001.” American Journal of Sociology 128(1), 94-143.

Lagos, Danya and D’Lane Compton. 2021. “Evaluating the Implementation of the Two-Step Gender Identity Question in the 2018 General Social Survey.” Demography 58(2), 763-771

Lagos, Danya. 2019. “Hearing Gender: Voice-Based Gender Classification Processes and Transgender Health Inequality.” American Sociological Review 84(5), 801-827

Lagos, Danya. 2018. “Looking at Population Health Beyond ‘Male’ and ‘Female’: Implications of Transgender Identity and Gender Nonconformity for Population Health.” Demography 55(6), 2097-2117

Schilt, Kristen and Danya Lagos. 2017. “The Development of Transgender Studies in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology 43, 425-443