Faculty

  • Adserà photo Alícia Adserà
    Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School; Lecturer in Economics and International Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Boston University, 1996.
    Interests: fertility, household formation and labor market institutions, migration, income distribution and political economy, international and regional development, and press freedom.

  • Altmann photo Jeanne Altmann
    Eugene Higgins Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Behavioral Sciences
    University of Chicago, 1979.
    Interests: non-experimental research design and analysis, ecology and evolution of family relationships and of behavioral development; primate demography and life histories, parent-offspring relationships; infancy and the ontogeny of behavior and social relationships, and conservation education and behavioral aspects of conservation.

  • Armstrong photo Elizabeth Armstrong
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Program in Population Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology and Demography
    University of Pennsylvania, 1998.
    Interests: public health, the history and sociology of medicine, risk in obstetrics, and biomedical ethics.

  • Biehl photo João Biehl
    Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology; Co-Director, Program in Global Health and Health Policy
    Ph.D. Anthropology
    University of California, Berkeley, 1999.
    Interests: socio-cultural and medical anthropology; social studies of science and technology; global health; culture and mental illness; HIV/AIDS; pharmaceuticals; health and human rights; religion and society; subjectivity; ethnographic methods; contemporary social theory; Latin American societies; and Brazil.

  • Case photo Anne C. Case
    Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1988.
    Interests: microeconomic foundations of development, health economics, public finance, and labor economics.

  • Conley photo Dalton Conley
    Henry Putnam University Professor in Sociology
    Ph.D. Biology (Genomics)
    New York University, School of Arts and Sciences, 2014.
    Interests: current work applies econometric methods for causal inference--namely, a natural experiment framework--to genome-wide data available in social surveys to model gene-by-environment interaction effects; also interested in mapping the genetic architecture of phenotypic plasticity, interrogating the assumptions underlying models for heritability, and characterizing social and genetic sorting as distinct processes.

  • Currie photo Janet M. Currie
    Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; Chair, Department of Economics; Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1988.
    Interests: health and well-being of children.

  • Dancygier photo Rafaela Dancygier
    Assistant Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs; Cyril E. Black University Preceptor
    Ph.D. Political Science
    Yale University, 2007.
    Interests: comparative politics, comparative political economy, immigration, ethnic politics, and ethnic conflict.

  • Deaton photo Sir Angus Deaton
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus. Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus. Senior Scholar
    Ph.D. Economics
    Cambridge University, 1974.
    Interests: microeconomic analysis, applied econometrics, and economic development.

  • Donahue photo Elisabeth Donahue
    Associate Dean of Public Affairs and Communications
    J.D.
    Georgetown University Law Center, 1993.
    Interests: poverty, social policy financing and children's policy.

  • Espenshade photo Thomas J. Espenshade
    Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1972.
    Interests: social demography, with a particular emphasis on early childhood education, diversity in higher education, and demographic methods.

  • Fernández-Kelly photo Patricia Fernández-Kelly
    Senior Lecturer in Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Rutgers University, 1981.
    Interests: International economic development, industrial restructuring, gender/class/ethnicity, migration/global economy, women/ethnic minorities in the labor force.

  • Fiske photo Susan Fiske
    Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology; Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Social Psychology
    Harvard University, 1978.
    Interests: how stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are encouraged or discouraged by social relationships, such as cooperation, competition, and power.

  • Frye photo Margaret Frye
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology and Demography
    University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
    Interests: the relationship between cultural understandings and behavioral outcomes during the transition to adulthood in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Goldman photo Noreen Goldman
    Hughes-Rogers Professor of Demography and Public Affairs
    D.Sc. Population Studies
    Harvard University, 1977.
    Interests: quantitative analysis, health and mortality, survey design, and mathematical demography.

  • Grenfell photo Bryan Grenfell
    Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs. Director of the Health Grand Challenge Initiative
    D. Phil. Biology
    University of York, 1980.
    Interests: the interface between theoretical models and empirical data in population biology.

  • Grossman photo Jean Grossman
    Lecturer in Economics and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.
    Interests: youth policy, program and policy evaluation, and poverty.

  • Hamilton photo Tod G. Hamilton
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 2010.
    Interests: demography, migration, health, and social stratification.

  • Hammer photo Jeffrey S. Hammer
    Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor in Economic Development
    Ph.D. Economics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979.
    Interests: measuring and improving the quality of medical care, primarily in India; absenteeism of teachers and health workers; policy-related determinants of health status; and improving service delivery through better accountability mechanisms.

  • Massey photo Douglas S. Massey
    Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Office of Population Research
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Princeton University, 1978.
    Interests: demography, urban sociology, race and ethnicity, international migration, Latin American society, particularly Mexico.

  • McLanahan photo Sara F. McLanahan
    William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 1979.
    Interests: Family demography, intergenerational relationships, poverty.

  • Metcalf photo C. Jessica E. Metcalf
    Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs
    Ph.D. Biology
    Imperial College London, 2005.
    Interests: evolutionary demography, infectious diseases, and public health.

  • Monk Jr. photo Ellis P. Monk Jr.
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of California, Berkeley, 2013.
    Interests: ethnoracial categorization, inequality, and stratification in comparative perspective, health, sociology of the body, political sociology, social psychology, cognition, theory, and Brazil. Additionally, he is deeply interested in Geometric Data Analysis (otherwise referred to as Multiple Correspondence Analysis).

  • Notterman photo Daniel Notterman
    Senior Health Policy Analyst, Molecular Biology; Lecturer in Molecular Biology
    M.D.
    New York University School of Medicine, 1978.
    Interests: research in tumor biology, bioethics, and gene-environment interactions.

  • Paluck photo Elizabeth Levy Paluck
    Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School; John Maclean Jr. Presidential University Preceptor
    Ph.D. Social Psychology
    Yale University, 2007.
    Interests: prejudice and intergroup conflict reduction, political cultural change, civic education, social norms and behavior, network and influence, social scientific methodology, psychology, and policy.

  • Portes photo Alejandro Portes
    Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; Senior Scholar
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1970.
    Interests: immigration, economic sociology, comparative development, and Third World urbanization.

  • Rodríguez photo Germán Rodríguez
    Senior Research Demographer
    Ph.D. Biostatistics
    University of North Carolina, 1975.
    Interests: statistical demography, fertility surveys, survival analysis, multilevel models, demographic and statistical computing, with emphasis on web applications.

  • Salganik photo Matthew Salganik
    Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Sociology
    Columbia University, 2007.
    Interests: social networks, sociology of culture, social inequality, social psychology, and quantitative methods.

  • Stewart photo Brandon M. Stewart
    Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Ph.D. Government
    Harvard University, 2015.
    Interests: computational social science, text as data, and bayesian statistics.

  • Tienda photo Marta Tienda
    Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs; Director, Program in Latino Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Texas, Austin, 1977.
    Interests: social demography, race and ethnic stratification, higher education, and immigration.

  • Trussell photo James Trussell
    Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Economics
    Princeton University, 1975.
    Interests: reproductive health, fertility, contraceptive technology, AIDS, mortality, and demographic methods.

  • Vogl photo Tom S. Vogl
    Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
    Ph.D. Economics
    Harvard University, 2011.
    Interests: development economics, economic demography, health economics, and labor economics.

  • Westoff photo Charles F. Westoff
    Maurice P. During '22 Professor of Demographic Studies, Emeritus; Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Pennsylvania, 1953.
    Interests: population policy, comparative fertility in developing countries, fertility surveys, family planning.

  • Xie photo Yu Xie
    Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
    Ph.D. Sociology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989.
    Interests: social stratification, demography, sociology of science and Chinese studies.