Hilde Bras is Professor of Economic and Social History, with special attention to Global Demography and Health, and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the History Department of the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the interactions between gender inequality, reproduction, and health in Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia from a long-term historical perspective, and their implications for sustainability, social values, and productivity. 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, nutrition and health, gender and social inequalities, marriage, migration, and long-term shifts in family and kinship relations in, amongst others, Continuity and Change, The History of the Family, 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". Bras is an elected member of the Social Sciences Council (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad) and alumna of De Jonge Akademie of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Senior Research Associate of the Global Data Lab (Radboud University), MC Substitute to COST Action CA19112 "Women on the Move" (WEMove), Chair of the Nominating Committee of the Social Science History Association (2020-2021), board member of the Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN), and editorial board member of the Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History (TSEG).