White named AAAS fellow

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology Michael White has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is being honored for his “distinguished contributions to the field of demography regarding the movement, settlement and adjustment of immigrants in urban areas across a variety of geographic settings,” according to an article by News from Brown. Read more...

(Distributed December 5, 2014)

Scholars respond to Obama

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In November, President Obama announced a plan for undocumented workers meeting certain criteria to be protected from deportation. The Conversation published the responses of scholars from across the country in article titled, “The president’s executive order: what difference will it make for immigrants?” PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan joined the conversation about how this plan will impact politics, policy, and immigrants in the U.S.

(Distributed December 4, 2014)

Diversity and Disparities

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – PSTC Associate, S4 director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan has edited a new ebook addressing socioeconomic immobility in the U.S. The book, Diversity and Disparities: American Enters a New Century, was published by the Russell Sage Foundation in November and is available to download for free. The book contributors note that while the U.S. has grown more diverse, the opportunities available to disadvantaged groups have become more unequal.

(Distributed December 3, 2014)

Incentives tied to safer sex

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Male sex workers in Mexico City often earn more money for unprotected sex. In a recent study, PSTC Associate and Assistant Professor of Health Services Omar Galárraga found that, to offset the financial losses from clients, sex workers were willing to accept financial incentives such as grocery vouchers as compensation for increased condom use. Read more...

(Distributed December 1, 2014)
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