Marta Tienda is the Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, and Director of the Program in Latino Studies. Formerly a professor of sociology and chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Chicago and recent past president of the Population Association of America, Tienda is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy for Political and Social Sciences and the National Academy of Education. She is trustee of the Jacobs Foundation and the Sloan Foundation and board member of TIAA. Her current research focuses on the emergence, evolution and consequences of adolescent romantic relationships; the study uses mobile technology to administer a diary study to a cohort of youth that has been followed since birth. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, and articles, including Hispanics and the Future of America (2006), Africa on the Move: African Migration and Urbanization in Comparative Perspective (2006), Ethnicity and Causal Mechanisms (2005), Youth in Cities (2003), The Color of Opportunity (2001), Divided Opportunities: Minorities, Poverty, and Social Policy (1988); and The Hispanic Population of the United States (1987). Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin.