Department of Demography



New Faculty Member: The Berkeley Department of Demography is delighted to announce that Dennis Feehan, who completed his doctoral work at Princeton University in 2015, will be joining the faculty in January 2016. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Facebook and we look forward to his contributions in big data and other innovative methods of demographic research.

Visiting Faculty:  David Reher will be visiting the Department in the spring 2016, and teaching the Era of Modern Population Growth. 

Grants Awarded

  • Claude Fischer, with Tara McKay (now at Vanderbilt) received an Administrative Supplement, on the parent UCNets award "Understanding how personal networks change," R01AG041955 (Oct 2015).
  • Ron Lee received a grant from NIA R24AG045055, "Formal and informal support systems for the elderly in 50 countries" (Sept 2015)
  • Josh Goldstein and Leora Lawton received a five-year grant from NIA R25AG047848 to create Cal-ADAR: Advancing Diversity in Undergraduate Education.   (Sept 2015)
  • Josh Goldstein is PI on a five-year grant to run summer Berkeley Workshops in Formal Demography, funded by NICHD R25HD083136.  (May 2015)