Meet New PSC Director Pamela Smock

August 08, 2010

“Do you believe that there are some people who are complicated and some people who aren’t?”Pamela Smock, professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of Michigan and newly appointed director of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research (ISR), asks the question of an interviewer in all seriousness. But you sense it’s less the topic she’s interested in than in what the answer will reveal about the person she’s talking to. Smock seems to be on a constant quest for knowledge and insight-about the world, about other people, about herself…