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Abrahams to present on mobility and inequality

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] On Wednesday, September 10, PSTC Trainee and Economics Ph.D. Candidate Alexei Abrahams will present "Mobility & Inequality: Evidence from the Second Intifada." Using data from the Palestinian West Bank from 1997-2007, he will discuss his research on mobility disruption of commuter economies and the resulting exacerbation of preexisting spatial economic inequalities. The presentation is part of the Middle East Studies Luncheon Seminar Series and will take place at noon in the McKinney Conference Room at the Watson Institute.  

(Distributed September 1, 2014)

WNYC features Logan’s work on racial segregation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, on August 9, the work of PSTC Associate, S4 Director, and Professor of Sociology John Logan was featured in a story titled, “Ferguson, a Suburb Like Any Other,” on WNYC, a New York Public Radio station. Logan’s research addresses the continuing racial segregation in U.S. suburbs. The story aired locally on All Things Considered.

(Distributed August 30, 2014)

Harrison and Short examine social constructs affecting HIV

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Addressing the lived experiences of women in Lesotho, PSTC Associates Abigail Harrison, Assistant Professor (Research) of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Susan Short, Professor of Sociology, have co-published an article titled, “Re-focusing the Gender Lens: Caregiving Women, Family Roles and HIV/AIDS Vulnerability in Lesotho,” which appeared in the March issue of AIDS and Behavior. Read more...

(Distributed August 28, 2014)

Cammett promoted to professor, publishes two books

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] PSTC Associate and Professor of Political Science Melani Cammett was promoted by Brown University from associate professor to full professor in July on the tail of publishing two books with Cornell University Press in April. Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in LebanonCammett’s second monograph, “explores how sectarian organizations allocate social welfare goods.” A co-edited book, The Politics of Non-state Social Welfare“highlights the political consequences of the non-state provision of social welfare.”

(Distributed August 18, 2014)
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