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PSTC Researcher-Evaluated Program Reduces Jail Recidivism, Increases Community Trust

May 10, 2024

In a Michigan jail, educational programming led to a reduction in incarceration-based harms.

2024 PSTC Call for Graduate Student Summer Research Awards

April 10, 2024

The PSTC is now accepting applications from graduate students for summer 2024 research awards. Summer research support nurtures research projects consistent with the PSTC’s mission to promote innovative and high-quality...

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April 3, 2024

Appearances of Brown University Faculty, Researchers, and Students at the PAA 2024 Annual Meeting | April 17-20, 2024 | Columbus, OH

PSTC Call for Proposals for Mellon Anthropological Demography Awards

March 28, 2024

The PSTC welcomes proposals to advance Brown’s research and distinctive reputation in anthropological demography.

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Pandemic Journaling Project Made Accessible to Researchers at New Long-Term Home

March 1, 2024

Researchers studying the COVID-19 pandemic will maintain wide access to this paradigm-shifting historical record at its new placement at Syracuse University

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Investigating the Link Between Intra-Occupation Job Variation and Gender Segregation in the Workplace

January 31, 2024

Sociologist Ananda Martin-Caughey is re-examining social survey data to analyze the impacts of job title stratification.

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Entrepreneurial Responses to Infrastructure Failures in Nigeria

December 18, 2023

PSTC researcher Daniel Jordan Smith’s 2022 book documents how citizen-government relationships in Nigeria have been impacted by the state’s infrastructural shortcomings.

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The Launch of a Project on Mesoamerican Migration

November 16, 2023

Using innovative survey techniques, the project aims to comprehensively document the experiences of migrants to the U.S. from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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A Community-Driven Project to Analyze Local Drug Supply

October 17, 2023

As part of the TestRI research project, PSTC epidemiologist Alexandra B. Collins worked alongside RI community partners to better understand and mitigate local overdose risk.

In the News

A station for Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is shown outside the East Bay Recovery Center in Warren in March 2024

As new synthetic opioids enter the drug supply, fentanyl strips can only help so much.

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Teacher strikes can be stressful for educators, parents, and students—but they can help spur bigger investments in schools beyond the districts where they take place, newly published research shows.

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New research is showing a clearer cause and effect for many veterans.

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Author Emily Oster, known for her influential book "Expecting Better," introduces her fourth book, "The Unexpected: Navigating Pregnancy During and After Complications."

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I.G.N.I.T.E., a program at Genessee County Jail, is lowering the number of people re-entering the system. Peter Hull, professor of economics at Brown University and the author of a study on the jail’s program, joined the...

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Is it the school, or the students?

April 23, 2024 | Science Daily | Peter Hull

Study shows perceptions of 'good' schools are heavily dependent on the preparation of the students entering them.

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Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Anthropologist Kate Mason about the Pandemic Journaling Project and how important it is to have a record of this time.

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In 2023, over 108 million people have been forced to flee worldwide, and 41% of these are children under the age of 18. This creates disparities in human development between migrant children and adolescents and those of...