Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
- International Migration
- Social Demography
MARTA TIENDA is Maurice P. During ’22 Professor of Demographic Studies and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she directed the Office of Population Research from 1998 – 2002. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty in 1997, Dr. Tienda held appointments at the University of Chicago, where she served as chair of the Department of Sociology and editor of the American Journal of Sociology, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Tienda is past president of the Population Association of America, and chaired the National Academy of Science panel on Hispanics from 2004 – 2006.
Currently Dr. Tienda is an independent trustee of the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association (TIAA) and the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland, and she serves on the Visitors Committee of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Professor Tienda was recently appointed to the Commission on Key National Indicators and The President’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Previously She has served on the boards of Brown University, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the W.T. Grant Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation.
Professor Tienda’s research has focused on the demography of racial and ethnic inequality, social policy, and international migration. She recently completed a decade-long study equity and access to higher education, and is undertaking new research of about migration of children and seniors.
Dr. Tienda received a B.A. from Michigan State University (Spanish, 1972) and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin (1976).
1. Multiple Origins, Uncertain Destinies: Hispanics and the American Future