Marta Tienda
Marta Tienda
Maurice P. During ’22 Professor of Demographic Studies Emerita; Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs Emerita, Princeton University

Dr. Marta Tienda is Maurice P. During ’22 professor in demographic studies, professor of sociology and public affairs emerita, and a visiting senior scholar at the Center for Research on Child and Family Wellbeing at Princeton University. She is also an external fellow of the American Institutes for Research. Tienda’s research focuses on racial and ethnic differences in various metrics of social inequality, ranging from poverty and welfare to education and employment. 

Tienda is president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, past president of the Population Association of America, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member emeritus of the National Academy of Education. In addition to her board position at the Urban Institute, she serves on the boards of the Holdsworth Center for Excellence in Public Education and the Robin Hood Foundation. 

Tienda received a BA in Spanish (education) at Michigan State University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.