PSTC celebrates 50th anniversary

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] In recognition of its 50th anniversary, the PSTC is celebrating with the release of a video that reflects on the rich and productive history of the Center. A new booklet highlights the ongoing integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by PSTC affiliates. And a reception brought together many current and former PSTC affiliates, including the Center's founder, Sidney Goldstein, for a celebratory evening at the top of the Prudential Tower in Boston during the PAA annual meeting in May.

(Distributed May 21, 2014)

Moorefield awarded Wolf Prize

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  PSTC Trainee and Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate Bryan Moorefield has received the Eric R. Wolf Prize, a major national student award,​ for his paper “Exceptional Protections: Contracts, Temporality, and Mexican Guestworkers.” The award is given by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, a section of the American Anthropological Association.​ Read more...

(Distributed November 6, 2014)

PSTC accepting applications for postdoctoral position

The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral reaseach associate position in Population Studies. Applications should be submitted by January 31, 2015, for full consideration.

Position Description: Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary ( It is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of research in developing country settings. Read more... 

(Distributed November 3, 2014)

Galárraga and Lurie on HIV in Mexico City

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  Male sex workers play a key role in the concentrated HIV epidemic in Mexico City. In a recent study, PSTC Associates Omar Galárraga, Assistant Professor of Health Services, and Mark Lurie, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and other team members propose that increased condom use and HIV treatment could drastically reduce infection rates. The article, “Preventing HIV Transmission Among Partners of HIV-Positive Male Sex Workers in Mexico City: A Modeling Study,” was published in AIDS and Behavior in October.

(Distributed November 3, 2014)

Foster weighs in on recessions and birth rates

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  According to a recent study, recessions may have long-term impacts on women’s childlessness. PSTC Director and Professor of Economics Andrew Foster responded to the findings in the HealthDay News. In “Recessions May Thwart a Woman’s Motherhood Plans Forever,” Foster says the changes in women’s decisions about having children are not good or bad but simply reflections of the economic situations they face.
(Distributed November 3, 2014)
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