Marta Tienda

Director, Program in Latino Studies; Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Phone

(609) 258–1753

Office

184 Wallace Hall

Email

tienda@princeton.edu

My research has focused on race and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality – ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment – to address how ascribed attributes acquire their social and economic significance.

Through various studies of immigration, population diversification and concentrated poverty, I have documented social arrangements and life course trajectories that both perpetuate and reshape socioeconomic inequality. I recently completed a decade-long study about the effectiveness of social policy in broadening access to higher education.

Currently I am developing two research initiatives about age and immigration.  One is a comparative study of child migration in traditional and new immigrant nations; the second focuses on late-age immigration to the United States.

See full bio on the Sociology website.

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