Sara R. Curran, University of Washington
Sara R. Curran is a sociologist and demographer and is currently Professor of International Studies, Sociology, and Public Policy. She is the Director of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington. She researches gender, migration, and environment in many contexts around the globe. Current projects include: (1) social change and migration dynamics; (2) climate change, natural disasters, and population change; (3) social science and policy insights around misinformation and cybersecurity; (4) several projects related to applied research and training; and (5) global studies research. Currently she serves as an editor for the journal Global Perspectives (UC Press), on the board of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), and on the National Academies of Sciences Advisory Committee to the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program. She has served as vice president of the PAA (2019–2020) and as president of the Association of Population Centers (APC) (2020–2022). She holds degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S. Natural Resource Management and Economics), North Carolina State University (M.S. Rural Sociology and Agricultural Economics), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D. Sociology). Prior to moving to the University of Washington, she was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.