Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Human mobility is a central feature of human history. Our footprints, pathways, and settlements express much about who we are as individuals, communities and societies. CSDE affiliates are at the forefront of research about migration and settlement and contribute towards new measures, study designs and models to capture the dynamics inherent in studying migration causes and consequences. Some of the topics CSDE affiliates investigate include the archeology of mobility and settlement, immigrant adaptation, migration and health, and the causes of migration.

The Primary Research Area Chairs for Migrations and Settlements are Nathalie Williams and Mark Ellis.

Research Area Affiliates


Zack W. Almquist
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Amy Bailey
Associate Professor, Sociology

Luke Bergmann
Associate Professor, Geography

Marco Carone
Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Peter Catron
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Kam Wing Chan
Professor, Geography

Vivien Chen
Senior Education Research Analyst

Kyle Crowder
Professor, Sociology

Sara Curran
Professor, International Studies; Professor, Public Policy & Governance; Director, CSDE

Butch de Castro
Professor, Child, Family & Population Health Nursing; Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, School of Nursing

Adrian Dobra
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Dan Eisenberg
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Mark Ellis
Professor, Geography

Kim England
Professor, Geography | Adjunct Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

Betsy Evans
Associate Professor, Linguistics

Benjamin Fitzhugh
Professor, Anthropology

Kathie Friedman
Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Carmen Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Communication

James Gregory
Professor, History

Katarina Guttmannova
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Amy Hagopian
Professor, Health Services and Global Health; Program Director, UW School of Public Health Community Oriented Public Health Practice MPH degree program

Stephen Hawes
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Jerald Herting
Professor, Sociology

Charles Hirschman
Professor Emeritus, Sociology - University of Washington

Rob Kemp
Senior Forecast Analyst

Jane Lee
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Mark Long
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Patricia Louie
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Lake Lui
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Science

Melissa Martinson
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Jacqueline Meijer-Irons
User Researcher, Experiences and Devices Management

Ali Mokdad
Director, Middle Eastern Initiatives | Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology & Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar
Impact and Assessment Manager

Michelle O'Brien
Research Scientist

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
Assistant Professor, Health Services

Steve Pfaff
Professor, Sociology

Adrian Raftery
Professor, Statistics; Professor, Sociology

Ariel Rokem
Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

Mauricio Sadinle
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics

Ethan Sharygin
Assistant Professor & Population Research Center Director

Amy Spring
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Katherine Stovel
Professor & Chair, Sociology

David Takeuchi
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Excellence and Research, School of Social Work

Jasmine Trang Ha
Independent Scholar and Researcher

Jacob Vigdor
Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Peter Vitaliano
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Nathalie Williams
Associate Professor, Sociology; Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies.

Hendrik Wolff
Associate Professor, Economics

Dafeng Xu
Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Clair Yang
Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

Yeon Jung Yu
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Anna Zamora-Kapoor
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences, Washington State University