PSTC Associate Glenn Loury serves on NRC panel on incarceration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] PSTC Associate and Brown University Professor of the Social Sciences Glenn Loury, along with Josiah Rich, Brown University Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, served on a panel of experts convened in 2012 by the National Research Council to investigate the dramatic increase in incarceration rates in the U.S. during the past four decades. The panel released a report on April 30. Read more...

(Distributed May 21, 2014)

PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Ellen Block awarded Fulbright grant

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Ellen Block received the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant as part of the African Regional Research Program for AIDS and AIDS-related research in Sub-Saharan Africa. The award, in the amount of $28,100, will enable Block to continue her field research in Lesotho for six months beginning in January 2015. She seeks to document and understand the impact of grandmother death on the care of AIDS orphans and the structure of the family in rural Lesotho. Read more...

(Distributed April 30, 2014)

PSTC affiliates present PAA paper previews

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  - In anticipation of the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in Boston at the beginning of May, three PSTC affiliates presented previews of their PAA papers on Thursday, April 24, during a noon-time gathering at the PSTC. Read more...

(Distributed April 28, 2014)

PSTC Trainee Weeam Hammoudeah receives McNamara grant

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - Weeam Hammoudeh, a PSTC trainee and Sociology predoctoral student at Brown University, has been named one of ten Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund 2014-2015 grantees studying at universities in the U.S. and Canada. Hammoudeh focuses her research on contraception, fertility, and demographic transition and quality of life, particularly in Palestine and the Gaza Strip. Read more...

(Distributed April 28, 2014)

Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - A group of emerging scholars in anthropology and population gathered from North America and South Africa at Brown University March 14-16 for a conference entitled “Population and Development: Anthropological Perspectives.” A dozen papers were pre-circulated with the goal of creating a stimulating conference and productively moving the papers toward publication.

(Distributed March 17, 2014)
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