Students graduating from Brown and the PSTC training program are hired into both academic and private sector positions. In the past five years, our graduates and postdocs have secured tenure-track placements at excellent institutions that include Columbia, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Ohio State, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, and Yale, and postdoctoral placement at Princeton’s Office of Population Research, Indiana University School of Law, the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, UC San Diego, and Yale. 

2017 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Chelsea Cormier-McSwiggin (Anthropology) — Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
  • Paula Dias (Anthropology) — International Development Qualitative Researcher, American Institutes for Research (AIR) 
  • Margarita Gáfaro (Economics) — Director, Banco de la República de Colombia, Bucaramanga Branch, and Centro de Economía Agrícola y Recursos Naturales
  • David Glick (Economics) — Associate, Analysis Group 
  • Colin Johnson (Political Science) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Studies and Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Michelle Marcus (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • Sveta Milusheva (Economics) — Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank
  • Heitor Pellegrina (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Alex Reda (Sociology) — Data Scientist, Ford Motor Company

2017 PSTC Postdoc Placements

  • Maria Abascal (Sociology)  Assistant Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
  • Nathan Frey (Geography) — Research Analyst, Technology Services Industry Association
  • Matthew Martinez (Sociology)  Research Analyst, Department of Sociology, Rice University
  • Casey Miller (Anthropology) Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Muhlenberg College

2016 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Joseph Kofi Acquah (Economics) — Economist, RTI International
  • Alex Eble (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University’s Teacher College
  • Weeam Hammoudeh (Sociology) — Assistant Professor, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University
  • Morgan Hardy (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics,  New York University, Abu Dhabi 
  • Angélica Meinhofer (Economics) — Health Policy Researcher, Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Branch, RTI International
  • Heather Randell (Sociology) — Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, Annapolis

2016 PSTC Postdoc Placement

  • Tyler Myroniuk (Sociology) — Assistant Professor of Sociology, George Mason University, began January 2017

2015 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Alexei Abrahams (Economics) — Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego (initial); Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (current)
  • Karida Brown (Sociology) — Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA
  • Andrea Flores (Anthropology) — Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology, Brown University (initial); Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University (current)
  • Yara Jarallah (Sociology) — Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Tim Squires (Economics) — Economist, Amazon 
  • Lawrence Were (Public Health) — Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Department at Sargent College, Boston University

2015 PSTC-Affiliated Postdoc Placements

  • Yun-Sang Lee — Associate Research Fellow, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements
  • Peter Richards — Economic Advisor, Global Engagement and Strategy Team, Bureau of Food Security, USAID
  • Yannay Spitzer — Assistant Professor of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Weiwei Zhang — Assistant Professor of Sociology, South Dakota State University and Director of the South Dakota Rural Life and Census Data Center
  • Yushu Zhu — Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Asian Research,  and Teaching Fellow, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

2014 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Paul Christian (Economics) — Research Associate, Cornell University School of Applied Economics and Management (initial); Economist, World Bank (current)
  • Shiva Koohi (Economics) — Economist, Federal Trade Commission
  • Erica Mullen (Sociology) — City Research Scientist, NYC Office of Evaluation and Research
  • Gareth Olds (Economics) — Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Gayatri Singh (Sociology) — Consultant and Urban Specialist, World Bank
  • Stacey Vanderhurst (Anthropology) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University School of Law (initial); Assistant Professor, University of Kansas (current)
  • Trina Vithayathil (Sociology) — Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Providence College

2014 PSTC-Affiliated Postdoc Placements

  • Ellen Block — U.S. Fulbright Scholar, African Regional Research Program for AIDS and AIDS-related research in Sub-Saharan Africa (initial); Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (current)
  • Julia Burdick-Will — Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Fenelon — Research Service Fellow, Analytic Studies Branch, National Center for Health Statistics (initial); Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health, University of Maryland (current)
  • Richard Turner — Postdoctoral Fellow, Mississippi State University (initial); Research Project Manager, National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (current)

2013 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Clerge, Orly (Sociology) Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Tufts University (current)
  • Florencia Borrescio Higa (Economics) — Assistant Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
  • Inna Leykin (Anthropology) — Ginsberg Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (initial); Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication, The Open University of Israel (current)
  • Lyson, Mercedes (Sociology) — Researcher, Northeastern University (initial); Senior Research Associate, Tufts Medical Center (current)
  • Weiwei Zhang (Sociology) — Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brown University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology, South Dakota State University and Director of the South Dakota Rural Life and Census Data Center (current)

2012 PSTC Trainee Placements

  • Rachel Goldberg (Sociology) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Office for Population Research, Princeton University (initial); Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California Irvine (current)
  • Jacob Goldston (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, University of South Carolina (initial); Financial Economist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (current)
  • Moshi Herman (Sociology) — Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College (initial); Fellow, London School of Economics (current)
  • Daeho Kim (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
  • Yong Suk Lee (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College (initial); SK Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University (current)
  • Adam Storeygard (Economics) — Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
  • Jing Song (Sociology) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Baptist University (initial); Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme, Chinese University of Hong Kong (current)
  • Isabel Tecu (Economics) — Associate Principal, Charles River Associates
  • Ishani Tewari (Economics) — Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Management (initial); Assistant Professor of Business Management, Curry College (current)
  • Hongwei Xu (Sociology) — Research Investigator,  Survey Research Center, University of Michigan

2012 PSTC-Affiliated Postdoc Placements

  • Bianca Dahl — Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
  • Megan Klein Hattori — Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Kenneth Maes — Assistant Professor of Biocultural Anthropology, Oregon State University

Featured Alumnus

Adam Storeygard '12, a former NICHD-funded PSTC trainee, received his PhD in Economics in May 2012 and began as Assistant Professor of Economics at Tufts University in Fall 2012. Adam's research is in urban and development economics, with particular interests in transportation, urban growth, and spatial analysis and a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. He is also examining the impact of climate variability on crimes against women in India with Brown alumna and former PSTC trainee Sheetal Sekhri(Associate Professor of Economics at University of Virginia). While at Brown, Adam worked with PSTC faculty associates Vernon Henderson and David Weil to measure economic growth using satellite data on night lights. They developed a statistical framework using these data to augment official income growth measures, and their estimates differ from official data by up to three percentage points annually. This research was published in the American Economic Review and received international press coverage including pieces in The Economist and the blogs of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times