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April 1, 2020

The PSTC invites applications for seed awards related to COVID-19.

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Predoctoral Trainees Study Inequality with new support from NSF

March 25, 2020

Three sociology trainees have received NSF support for dissertation research on diverse issues of inequality.


Faculty Associate Escudero Receives NSF CAREER Award

March 6, 2020

Kevin Escudero has received a CAREER award from NSF for his work on the educational trajectories of students with different legal statuses.

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PSTC junior scholars make their mark

March 4, 2020

We spoke with four junior scholars who are already making their marks in their respective fields to learn more about their work and some of the benefits of being PSTC faculty associates.


PSTC Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Mwenda

February 13, 2020

Q&A with PSTC faculty associate Kevin Mwenda, Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and Assistant Professor (Research) of Population Studies.


PSTC alum addresses sexual harassment and women’s education through data

January 30, 2020

Girija Borker studies the consequences of sexual harassment in public spaces for women's education.

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Money matters for achievement of low-income students

January 21, 2020

Rauscher finds that school bonds increase equality of opportunity for low-income students.

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Trainees Participate in RWJF Health Policy Research Scholars Program

January 14, 2020

Ogunbajo and Agbai are current scholars in this prestigious program from RWJF.

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Fussell addresses disaster recovery and climate crisis through population research

December 18, 2019

Elizabeth Fussell has received recent attention for her research on inequality in post-disaster recovery, as well as on migration trends amid rising sea levels. 

In the News

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Faculty associate Mark Lurie comments on how COVID-19 cases are reported.

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COVID-19 and Imaginaries of China

March 24, 2020 | Plan A Magazine | Grazia Deng

PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Grazia Deng, an anthropologist, discusses anti-Chinese sentiment in the age of coronavirus.

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Research on childhood ADHD diagnoses by PSTC faculty associate Jayanti Owens is highlighted.

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PSTC faculty associate Mark Lurie discusses the coronavirus epidemic in a podcast with the Providence Journal.

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PSTC faculty associate John Friedman discusses how to make college admissions more equitable.


PSTC faculty associate Kate Mason comments on the potential consequences of overreacting to the coronavirus outbreak.

PSTC faculty associate Kate Mason comments on the potential for a new global pandemic.


PSTC Faculty Associate Matthew Gutmann debunks the myth that biological determinism drives and explains human male violence.