Outstanding Alumna Award
Marta Tienda receives her 2003 award for Outstanding Alumna
from Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Victoria Rodríguez
MARTA TIENDA, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, received her doctorate in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1976. Dr. Tienda has been at Princeton University since 1997 where she has also served as Director of the Office of Population Research (1998-2002). She began her academic career at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1977, and then moved to the University of Chicago in 1987 where she served as Chair of the Department of Sociology.
Dr. Tienda is currently serving as President of the Population Association of America, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1990), and the Sociological Research Association (1987). She has served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sociology and has authored, co-authored, or edited seven books, as well as over 100 journal articles. Her research and teaching interests focus on ways in which societal inequalities are shaped and how those inequalities relate to opportunities and constraints for individuals within societies.
Dr. Tienda received her bachelor's degree in Spanish from Michigan State University in 1972 and her master's degree in Sociology from UT in 1975. She is a native of south Texas.
The Graduate School has awarded the Marta Tienda Fellowship for 2003-2004 to Julie Dowling, a doctoral student in Sociology.