Hilde Bras is professor of Global Comparative Demography at Wageningen University. Her research interests are in the fields of global demography, child and adolescent health, family and life course sociology, and social inequalities. She earned a Master's degree (hons) in American Studies (1993) from the University of Groningen and a PhD in Sociology (2002) from Utrecht University. Bras has published on fertility, migration, social mobility, long-term family change, marriage, and intra-household inequalities in nutritional status a.o. Demography, Population Studies, Demographic Research, Journal of Biosocial Science and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. From 2011 to 2016 she led the NWO-funded VIDI-project "The Power of the Family. Family Influences on Long-Term Fertility Decline in Europe, 1850-2010". In her current research she investigates population growth, fertility, and child and adolescent health in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Bras is an elected member of the Social Sciences Council (SWR) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as an elected member of the Executive Board of the Social Science History Association.