Population Studies & Training Center

Getting Out of the Hood

John Logan discusses his research on how neighborhoods change and boundaries are drawn between racial groups.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Trainees Paula Dias (Anthropology), Weeam Hammoudeh (Sociology), and Colin Johnson (Political Science) were among 21 Brown University graduate students to receive interdisciplinary opportunity awards for 2015-2016. Brown is piloting the new program in the coming year to support and "provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students.” Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography-autobiography has been awarded to PSTC Associate David Kertzer, the Paul R. Dupee Jr. Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies, for his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.  Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – One of the longest continuously funded demography training programs in the country has selected its graduate student fellows for the coming academic year. Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center recently named Meghan Caven (Sociology), Sara Hefny (Anthropology), Marcia P. Jimenez (Epidemiology), Michelle Marcus (Economics), and Svetoslava Milusheva (Economics) as recipients for the 27th year of the fellowships. Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay received the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award from the American Educational Research Association. The award is presented annually in recognition of the highest quality of scholarship published in four different peer-reviewed journals. Papay was awarded along with Brown’s Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Kraft, with whom he co-authored “Can Professional Environments in Schools Promote Teacher Development? Explaining Heterogeneity in Returns to Teaching Experience.” The article was published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis in December.