With approximately 50 faculty associates, the PSTC provides a stimulating environment in which scholars focusing on population studies can be exposed to other faculty work and receive support in computing and grants management, as well as other benefits.
The PSTC selects a fertile mix of associates who help advance the mission and reputation of the Center with high-quality, innovative, and influential population-related research that is or promises to be influential in:
- The traditional demographic community;
- Their respective disciplines; and/or
- Advancing an emerging line of interdisciplinary research.
While the PSTC has a deep connection to three core departments—Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology, as well as the School of Public Health—the Center also engages faculty doing population-related research in other areas (such as Education, Environmental Studies, History, and Political Science) if their interests align with the PSTC signature themes.