Foster directs Brown's new SSRI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Former PSTC Director and Professor of Economics and Community Health Andrew Foster is serving as the founding director of Brown's new Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). The primary aim of the SSRI is to advance the interests and productivity of faculty in the Social Sciences at Brown University through seed funding, grant submission and management, and other administrative support. Read more.

(Distributed June 27, 2016)

Brown announces named chair and promotions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – During the annual meeting of the Corporation of Brown University, one PSTC faculty associate was appointed to a named chair and six were approved for promotions. Assistant Professor of Sociology Jayanti Owens was appointed the Mary Tefft and John Hazen White, Sr. Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology. Read more.

(Distributed June 27, 2016)

Leinaweaver leads CLACS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Associate Professor of Anthropology Jessaca Leinaweaver has been appointed the new director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown's Watson Institute, effective July 1. A recognized scholar of Latin America with expertise in family, gender, and migration, Leinaweaver is taking on the leadership position at "a time in which the center’s reputation is at an all-time high across the Americas," says Watson Director Edward Steinfeld.
(Distributed June 21, 2016)

Trainees present during GIS Institute

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The semi-annual GIS Institute wrapped up at the PSTC on June 3 with presentations from participants including two PSTC trainees. During the first session, GIS Applications in the Social Sciences, Jennifer Bouek (Sociology) presented "Markets of Child Care," which examines the organizational markets of childcare and investigates variation across local geographies and patterns related to community sociodemographic status. Read more.

(Distributed June 21, 2016)
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