Population Studies & Training Center

PSTC: 50 Years

Bringing together researchers and questions from diverse disciplines to help understand the world around us.


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Inkwari, which are prevalent in some parts of South Africa and are also known as raves, may provide an endemic setting for HIV transmission. PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences Abigail Harrison co-authored an article, “Inkwari: An Emerging High-Risk Place Potentiating HIV Spread Among Young Adults in a Hyper-Endemic South African Setting.” Read more...

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] On Wednesday, September 10, PSTC Trainee and Economics Ph.D. Candidate Alexei Abrahams will present "Mobility & Inequality: Evidence from the Second Intifada." Using data from the Palestinian West Bank from 1997-2007, he will discuss his research on mobility disruption of commuter economies and the resulting exacerbation of preexisting spatial economic inequalities. The presentation is part of the Middle East Studies Luncheon Seminar Series and will take place at noon in the McKinney Conference Room at the Watson Institute.  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, on August 9, the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan was featured in a story titled, “Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other,” on WNYC, a New York Public Radio station. Logan’s research addresses the continuing racial segregation in U.S. suburbs. The story aired locally on All Things Considered.