Brown Bag Seminars

Brown Bag seminars highlight recent research in population studies. They are typically held in ISR Room 1430 and on Zoom.


January 23, 2023
Sarah Damaske
January 30, 2023
Matt Diemer
March 6, 2023
Paula Calvo (tentative)
March 20, 2023
Shu Lin Wee
March 27, 2023
Corrine Low
April 3, 2023
Catie Hausman


September 19, 2022
Josh Goldstein (UC Berkeley, Demography): The Multigenerational Persistence of Immigrant Mortality Advantages in the United States
September 26, 2022
PSC Postdocs: Introductions and Updates
October 3, 2022
Emma Zang (Yale, Sociology): Sex-Selective Abortion Bans: Structural Stigma, Xenophobia, and the Birth Outcomes of Asian Immigrants
October 24, 2022
Wang Feng (UC Irvine, Sociology): Economic Transformation and Population Aging in China: What Comes Next?
October 31, 2022
Chinyere Agbai (Ohio State University, Sociology):Location, Location, Location: The Housing Benefits of the 1944 GI Bill and the Racialized Stratification of Homeownership Across Place
November 14, 2022
Rachel Margolis (University of Western Ontario, Sociology): Loneliness Transitions Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults Around the World
December 5, 2022
David Pedulla (Harvard, Sociology): "Racial Discrimination in Context: The Role of Organizational Policies and Practices in Hiring Discrimination" *Online only.

Previous Brown Bags


January 24, 2022
Jacob Faber (New York University, Sociology)
January 31, 2022
Grace Noppert (UM SRC)
February 22, 2022
Yun Zhou (UM Sociology)
March 7, 2022
Rachel Margolis (Western University, Sociology)
March 21, 2022
Kristin Turney (UC Irvine, Sociology)


January 25, 2021
Letícia J. Marteleto (The University of Texas at Austin), "Social Exposure Infectious Diseases: Zika, Covid-19 and the Context of Fertility"
February 22, 2021
Colter Mitchell, "The Potential (and Pitfalls) using Epigenetics for Examining Social and Health Inequalities "
March 1, 2021
Peter Rich (Cornell University), "Dividing Lines: The Impact Of District Boundaries On School Segregation In The 21st Century"
March 15, 2021
Kavita Singh Ongechi (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Helping Newborns Survive and Thrive in Low Resource Settings"
March 29, 2021
Trent Alexander, "Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage Project"
April 19, 2021
Andrés Villarreal (University of California, Los Angeles), "Earnings Assimilation of Second-and Later-Generation Men: Evidence from Administrative Records"
May 24, 2021
Vanessa Lang, "How Subsidies Affect Contraceptive Use Among Low-Income Women in the U.S.: The M-CARES Randomized Control Trial"
Sept 13, 2021
PSC Postdoctoral Training Program: Introductions and Updates
Sept 27, 2021
Christina Cross (Harvard, Sociology), Bethany Letiecq (George Mason, Education and Human Development), and Paula Fomby (UM PSC/SRC): "How the Measurement and Meaning of Family Structure Shape Research on Young Adult Racial Inequality"
Oct 25, 2021
Elissa Maffioli: Is the Phone Mightier than the Virus? Cell Phone Access and Epidemic Containment Efforts
Nov 1, 2021
Diana Greene Foster: "Consequences of Receiving Versus Being Denied a Wanted Abortion"
Nov 8
Michael Mueller-Smith: Measuring Child Exposure to the U.S. Justice System: Evidence from Longitudinal Links between Survey and Administrative Data
Nov 15
Malia Jones (Wisconsin): Science Communications in a Social Media Crisis: Lessons Learned from Dear Pandemic
Nov 29, 2021
Melanie Wasserman (UCLA), "The Gender Gap in Summer Work Interruptions"


September 21, 2020
Heejung Jang, Sarah Patterson, Nicardo McInnis, Sarah Patterson, Jamie Budnick, "PSC Postdoctoral Fellows: Introductions and Updates."
September 28, 2020
Natasha V. Pilkauskas, "Beyond the Nuclear Family: Children and Shared Living Arrangements."
October 1, 2020
Belinda Archibong, "Economic Development Seminar with Belinda Archibong."
October 19, 2020
Arland Thornton, Linda Young-Demarco, "Literacy Among American Indians: Levels and Trends from 1900 to 1930 and Across Birth Cohorts from 1830 to 1920."
October 26, 2020
Robert Manduca, "Trends in Absolute Income Mobility in North America and Europe." (12:00pm, Zoom)
November 16, 2020
Ryan Brown, "The Impact of Access to Clean Water on Cognitive and Physical Development: Evidence from Mexico's Programa de Agua Limpia." (12:00pm, Zoom)
November 30, 2020
Laura Wherry, "The Effects of a Large-Scale Prenatal Care Intervention." (12:00pm, Zoom)

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