Katherine Curtis


316B Agricultural Hall
1450 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

(608) 890-1900

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 9:30am – 10:30am. By appointment is best (sign up using Canvas Scheduler).

Professor Curtis’ Curriculum Vitae [355 kb pdf]

Education: Ph.D., 2003, University of Washington

Biography: 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 structures; 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, and spatial differentiation in migration responses to environmental events.

C&E Soc 578: Rural Minority Groups and Poverty in the United States
C&E Soc 676: Applied Demography for Community Development & Programming–Offered Spring 2017
C&E Soc 977: Spatial Data Analysis

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