events

News

The Population Centers of the University of California - newly dubbed UCPop is pleased to announce its inaugural (remote) meeting, "Race and Inequality: A Collaborative UCPop Event."

Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00-1:30 PM PDT

Statement on Racial Justice from the Population Association of America and the Association of Population Centers, PAA/APC. The Broom Center Stands in solidarity with those struggling against ignorance, hate, and injustice.

Michael Gurven and team are studying strategies for reducing COVID-19 risk in indigenous communities: https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2020/019900/indigenous-protection…

Shelly Lundberg named 2020 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association. Congratulations, Shelly!

American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2020

Gender Stereotypes, Gendered Self-Expression, and Gender Segregation in Fields of Study: A Q&A with Professor Maria Charles

Scholars study the effects of pregnancy on hookworm infections in indigenous women in the Bolivian Amazon

Alan Murray and Maria Charles are the latest Broom Associates to be 
elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science: 

Broom Research Associate Brenda Major is honored for 40 years of research into the effects of stigma and discrimination on identity:

A study by UC Santa Barbara researchers investigates the variability of gas prices in Santa Barbara County

Congratulations to David Lawson, Broom Research Associate and anthropologist, on receipt of a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) award to further recent research on child marriage in Tanzania that he has carried out with UCSB postdoctoral…

Edward Telles, Distinguished Professor and Broom Area Director for Race, Ethnicity and Migration was inducted into the 2018 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

Broom Associate Aashish Mehta's Research project highlights the impacts of the worldwide competition for manufacturing jobs

The Broom Pizza Party was a huge success. We ushered in the new calendar year and quarter and reconnected and welcomed our new Graduate associates!

See photos here:

Ignoring a Western child-rearing practice does not seem to matter for the Tsimané of Bolivia.

https…

APC Announements November 2017

Broom Research Associates 

Broom Center receives commendation from the LA County Board of Supervisors in recognition of its service to the community and its sponsorship of two high-profile conferences on US-Mexican relations (organized by Distinguished Professor of Sociology…

Expanding Bridges and Overcoming Walls. August 25-26 at UCSB Corwin Pavilion.

The Acticle in The New York Times, "An Ancient Cure for Alzheimer's?", focuses on former Broom Associate Ben Trumble.

Ms. Sarah Bana was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about the best states to find a job.    
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-for-jobs/35641/#sarah-h-bana

These people eat monkeys and piranhas. They also have the lowest rates of heart disease ever measured.
 Maybe, some will think, all that’s their diet secret. 

 The UC Global Health Institute establishes a Center of Expertise on Planetary Health at UCSB and UC…

A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

On June 10, 2016, the Center was honored to host Karl and Dorothy Broom, son and daughter of Leonard and Gretchan, whose support has made the Center possible.  Karl and Dotty were in Santa…

A recent paper by Aaron Blackwell, co-authored by Broom affiliates Ben Trumble, Melanie Martin, and Michael Gurven examines how parasitism affects female…

A new study by UC Santa Barbara demographer …

Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night?  Recent research by Michael Gurven, director of the Broom Center’s Biodemography and Evolution Theme, compares…

Broom Associate Sarah Thebaud’s recent research in the 

Broom Associate Gary Charness, was awarded the 2015 Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental…

In what countries do girls do more math?  In recent research featured by the National Science Foundation, Maria Charles, the director of the Broom Center’s Sex and…

Maternity leave improves infant health:  A recent Atlantic Monthly article features research by Broom Associates Maya…

“In January 2015, Broom Director Peter Kuhn conducted a presentation and question and answer session on “Internet Job Search:  What is it, who does it, and what are its impacts” with France’s National Employment Policy Council (…

“Young Americans prefer gender equality:  According to a recent study by Broom Research Associate Sarah Thebaud, a majority of young men and women in the U.S. now prefer to share both work and…

According to USA Today,…

Broom Associate (and director of the Population-Environment Theme) David Lopez-Carr has been named a…

Gretchan Broom visited the Center on November 13, 2014 to meet with Center leadership, staff, and Graduate Associates.  We were delighted for the opportunity to share some of the Center’s achievements and vision with Mrs. Broom, and to thank her for…

Gary Charness (Professor of Economics and Broom…

John Sutton (Professor of Sociology and Broom Research Associate) uses an innovative modeling approach to explore…

Please help the Tsimane, devastated by floods. The Tsimane Health and Life History Project, co-directed by Broom's Michael…

Broom Research Associates Maya Rossin-Slater

UCSB's Sociology Department has taken over the #1 position on the U.S. News and World…

Geography graduate student Daniel Ervin recently received a UC Global Health Institute Student Fellowship Award for $2600 to assist him in his dissertation research, which concerns dietary…

The Center is now accepting graduate student poster proposals for our February 23, 2013 workshop on Immigration in the Family.  Workshop details and the call for proposals are available […

Silke Anger, Senior Researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), will be visiting the Broom Center in October-December…

The research of the Tsimane Health and Life History Project, co-founded and directed by Broom Research Associate…

Professor David Lopez-Carr was interviewed by Zheng Chenguang on behalf of “…

Broom Center Research Associate Michael Gurven has discovered that men in
isolated indigenous populations have baseline testosterones that are 33…

We are proud to announce that the Broom Center was established in October 2011. In our first year of operations, the Center will operate a seminar series and host one or more interdisciplinary theme-oriented workshops. We will operate an intramural…