Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Katherine Curtis

Funded Fellow 2002
Non-Certificate Demographic Trainee
Sociology PhD 2003

Katherine J. Curtis is Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Curtis earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of Washington, where she trained in demography, social stratification, and research methods. She pursued additional training in spatial data analysis in her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Demography and Ecology. Curtis’ faculty position is partially supported by UW-Extension to pursue applied demographic research. Thus, her work is centered in demography and extends to spatial, rural, and applied demography, and focuses on two central themes: investigating the population dynamics underlying stratification structure, and examining how the spatial and temporal contexts shape processes generating demographic change and associated inequality. Current projects focus on the spatial and temporal dimensions of the relationship between industry and poverty among US places, the implications of environmental events on migration patterns and associated inequality in the United States, and the development of new spatial tools for measuring neighborhood and contextual effects.