Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Fragility and Mobility

Jennifer D. Sciubba is a leading expert in the field of political demography. Her research focuses on the political, social, and economic implications of population trends, and she has a particular interest in population aging. Her forthcoming book, 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World (W. W. Norton, 2022) argues that a deeper understanding of fertility, mortality, and migration trends points us toward the investments we need to make today to shape the future we want tomorrow. In general, she works to educate the broader public about the importance of population trends by publishing policy-relevant research. Dr. Sciubba is an associate professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. In addition to her affiliation with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, she is a global fellow with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center. Dr. Sciubba has studied at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, and is a former demographics consultant to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy). She is the author of The Future Faces of War: Population and National Security (Praeger, 2011) and editor of A Research Agenda for Political Demography (Edward Elgar, 2021). Her research has appeared in multiple academic journals, includingInternational Interactions,International Area Studies Review, theJournal of Human Rights, and Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs. Dr. Sciubba is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her PhD and MA from the University of Maryland and her BA from Agnes Scott College. You can find links to her research at