Welcome to the 2022 PSTC Undergraduate Fellows

May 12, 2022

The PSTC Undergraduate Fellows Program is an eight-week, paid summer fellowship that aims to prepare current Brown undergraduates to engage in rigorous empirical research in population studies, public policy and related...

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Argenis Hurtado Moreno Named Ford Foundation PreDoctoral Fellow

April 11, 2022

Anthropology trainee Argenis Hurtado Moreno has been named a 2022 Ford Foundation PreDoctoral Fellow.

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Every Household Its Own Government: Improvised Infrastructure, Entrepreneurial Citizens, and the State in Nigeria

March 23, 2022

In his recently published book, Daniel Jordan Smith highlights Nigerian resilience amidst inadequate government support.

Terry-Ann Craigie

Female Partners of Incarcerated Males Experience Negative Labor Market Outcomes

November 1, 2021

PSTC economist Terry-Ann Craigie explores how mass incarceration negatively impacts the female partners of male inmates.

Book Cover Image: How immigrant youth are transforming what it means to belong in America

New Book Investigates Educational Mobility Within Immigrant Communities

September 14, 2021

In her new book, The Succeeders: How Immigrant Youth Are Transforming What It Means to Belong in America, cultural anthropologist and PSTC Faculty Associate Andrea Flores examines the complex relationship between US...

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School-Based Clubs Promote Health and Education among Adolescents in Ethiopia

August 4, 2021

David Lindstrom presented work in late July to Ethiopian policymakers.

t32 trainees

T32 Predoctoral Trainees Update

June 28, 2021

We checked in with the 2020-2021 T32 fellowship recipients to find out about their current research.


Candipan receives grant to investigate effects of changing neighborhood and school contexts on students over time

May 10, 2021

“This project aims to contribute new knowledge about how racial/ethnic segregation in neighborhoods and schools relates to mental health and academic persistence from childhood to early adulthood,” Candipan explained.

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Congratulations to our 2021 PhD Graduates!

May 6, 2021

We celebrate and congratulate the 8 PSTC trainees who received their PhDs last weekend.

In the News

Reducing congestion and its problems of pollution and carbon emissions won’t be easy or cheap. But transportation experts continue to search for answers.

Dr. Megan Ranney, a practicing emergency physician and academic dean of Brown’s School of Public Health, told a U.S. House committee that the nation can learn from the past to build stronger, more viable health care...

Bias against boys? The Gender Gap in Schools

February 18, 2022 | NBC 10 News | Jayanti Owens

Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology Jayanti Owens, who studies gender and racial disparities in education, says the lack of time for play in many schools can be tough on boys in...

PSTC sociologist Elizabeth Fussell comments on environmental migrants.

PSTC economist John Friedman comments on persistent economic inequality in the context of the pandemic.

PSTC epidemiologist Mark Lurie commented on the current state of the COVID-19 crisis and what the coming months might hold.

PSTC sociologist John Logan commented on the findings of the 2020 Census.