Director of CSDA, is an Associate Professor and Internship Director of the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University. With support from the NIH, HUD, the Ford Foundation, and the Fulbright Scholar Program, Dr. Friedman’s research has examined the extent to which race/ethnicity and other factors like religion, family structure, gender identity, and socioeconomic status are associated with residential segregation and inequality in housing and neighborhood attainment in the U.S. and Turkey. Her current projects focus on the residential segregation of racial and ethnic groups by age, period, and birth cohorts and the impact of segregation on children’s asthma in metropolitan America. She is currently a member of the editorial boards of Demography and City & Community.


Associate director of CSDA, is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and Demography from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research examines the effects of family and household contexts on late-adulthood and child mortality and fertility timing. With support from the NIH, Dr. Jennings examines the effects of changing kin networks on longevity over historical time and the life course in Scotland and the United States. She is currently a reviewer for the NIH on R01 and P01 study sections.


Director of the Developmental Core, is a Professor of Sociology. He is one of the first researchers to study contemporary Chinese migration patterns in the age of market transition in China. For nearly two decades, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the NIH, NSF, Spencer Foundation, and CCK Foundation, he has been engaged in a research program to examine the massive flow of internal migrants in China. He has also focused on international migration from China to the United States. With support from NIH, NSF, and the Ford Foundation, he has completed a major data collection project and has been analyzing data from this project. A more recent project, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation, examines new settlement patterns of low skilled Chinese immigrants in the U.S.

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