Marta Tienda

AIR Scholar

Marta Tienda is Maurice P. During ’22 professor in demographic studies, professor of sociology and public affairs emerita, and a visiting senior scholar at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton University. Previously she held permanent appointments at the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Chicago, where she served as chair of the sociology department. She also held visiting appointments at NYU, Stanford, and Brown.

She is president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, past president of the Population Association of America, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She currently serves on the boards of the Urban Institute, the Holdsworth Center for Excellence in Public Education, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Her past service includes the boards of Brown University, the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Sloan Foundation, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation, among others.

Dr. Tienda has received honorary doctorates from The Ohio State University, Lehman College, Bank Street College, and her alma mater, Michigan State University. Her research addresses racial and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality, international migration, and social demography. She has published over 200 scientific papers and several monographs and edited volumes.

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B.A., Spanish (Education), Michigan State University; M.A. and Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin