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PSTC Researcher Recovers Stories of Indigenous Enslavement in the Americas

September 15, 2022

Associate Professor of History Linford Fisher has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to investigate and document Indigenous enslavement in the Americas between 1492 and 1900.

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PSTC to Offer Undergraduate Certificate in Migration Studies

September 2, 2022

For the first time in the Center’s history, this semester, undergraduate students will be eligible to pursue the PSTC’s new Migration Studies Certificate.

PSTC Launches New Undergraduate Fellows Program

August 15, 2022

This summer, the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) launched a new undergraduate research initiative.

PSTC Researcher Investigates Disparities in Postpartum Care

August 3, 2022

Assistant Professor of Population Studies Maria Steenland has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate whether postpartum outcomes vary between foreign-born and U.S.-born low-income women.

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PSTC Welcomes New Staff Members

July 19, 2022

Over the last year, the PSTC is pleased to have welcomed several new staff members.

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Research Project Explores COVID-19’s Effects on First-Generation Students and their Families

June 27, 2022

PSTC Anthropologists Kate Mason and Andrea Flores, in collaboration with anthropologist Sarah Willen, are investigating the effects of the pandemic on first-generation college students and their parents.

Congratulations to the PSTC Class of 2022!

June 27, 2022

Dear Graduates...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health in Ethiopia: Gains and Reflections Over the Past Two Decades,

June 24, 2022

Brown researchers found that Ethiopian youth who develop high career expectations in early adolescence are more likely to delay first sex, a key predictor of age at first marriage for young women.

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...

In the News

PSTC Epidemiologist Mark Lurie explains how a major new Brown University initiative—the Center for Mobility Analysis for Pandemic Prevention Strategies, or MAPPS—could avoid another public health crisis like COVID-19.

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PSTC Sociologist and Demographer Elizabeth Fussell explains why people remain in places threatened by climate crises, despite the hazards, in this USA Today investigative series.

PSTC Economist Matthew Turner explains how proposed "congestion pricing" would disincentivize travel. “People reschedule their trips, or take them by a different mode, or don’t take them at all,” he said.

Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse?

August 28, 2022 | Vox.com | Matt Kraft

Drawing upon his recent paper co-authored by Annenberg Institute post doc Josh Bleiberg, PSTC affiliate Matt Kraft explains the difficulty of studying the teacher labor market in real time and the need for better data...

The tribal collaborative database project, led by PSTC affiliate Linford Fisher, seeks to understand settler colonialism and its impact through the lens of Indigenous enslavement and unfreedom.

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Professor Omar Galárraga's work is featured at the 24th International AIDS Conference on "Behavioral Economics and Conditional Incentives to Strengthen HIV Treatment and Prevention: Actioning the Science"

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Professor David Kertzer and his research team delved into the controversial question of Pius XII during WWII

"Those who were deployed at bases where burn pits were used clearly had exposure to agents that are known to be harmful," said PSTC Epidemiologist David Savitz, speaking about the negative health outcomes...