Ferris Family Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and Professor, Sociology
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy StudiesCurriculum Vitae
I have an active research program in family demography, especially on the topics of marriage and family, intermarriage, and racial and ethnic diversity. My on-going work in population and public policy, segregation, inequality, and immigrant incorporation fits with the CAPS signature theme of health and wellbeing, as well as each of the cross-cutting themes of policy, place, and specific populations. For over 40 years, I have studied various place-based issues focused the wellbeing of rural minority and immigrant populations in the United States, including work in the Delta and Appalachia. This work has focused on spatial inequality, rural immigrant communities, and the resilience of rural communities, in an era of unpreceded depopulation and aging in rural America.