Race and Ethnicity in America

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Race and Ethnicity in America, a new book published by PSTC Alumnus John Iceland (Sociology, '97), examines "patterns and trends in racial and ethnic inequality over recent decades." Iceland, now a professor of Sociology and Demography and the head of the Department of Sociology at Penn State University, explores the underlying "causes of inequality, multiracial populations, patterns of socioeconomic well-being among specific ethnic groups, and international comparisons and policy debates." Read more about the book here.

(Distributed May 9, 2017)

In memory of Marida Hollos

Marida Hollos, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, passed away on April 11, following several years battling leukemia. She was a member of the Brown faculty for more than four decades, from 1974 until her retirement in 2015, and a PSTC associate since 1985. Read more.

(Distributed May 4, 2017)

Smart roads not necessarily faster

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Smart road technology is designed to "improve safety, reduce congestion, and develop an infrastructure for future technologies like driverless cars," but Professor of Economics Matthew Turner says increased capacity will only lead to more usage, more development, and increased congestion. In "Safer, Faster, Smarter? The Road Ahead For Illinois' High-Tech Highway," he says, "maybe it’s time to give social scientists a shot at the problem." 
(Distributed April 28, 2017)


PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The annual meeting of the Population Association of America takes place in Chicago this week with 38 PSTC faculty, trainees, and postdocs on the program. Twenty-three papers with PSTC associates as authors or co-authors are being presented at the conference, as well as 18 posters. Five PSTC associates are serving as panel discussants and three as chairs. A full list of PSTC participation is available here. The complete PAA program is here.

(Distributed April 25, 2017)
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