Demography Training Seminar


Co-hosted by CDE and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the weekly Demography Training Seminar augments affiliates’ professional skills, including those related to research communication, data management, analysis, and visualization, among many others. The series is largely targeted at the Center’s doctoral students and affiliated postdoctoral fellows, but certain sessions (e.g., new statistical methods, new computing tools) are also targeted to and attended by faculty. The series is designed to be flexible, so that training on new ideas and tools can be brought to the demography community quickly.

Led by Jordan Conwell, the seminar currently meets virtually on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and is open to all. Send an email to for the meeting code.

Spring 2021 Schedule

January 27: Introduction

February 3: Academic Job Market: Networking and Negotiation, Christine Schwartz (Sociology)

February 10: Introduction to Spatial Analysis, Megan Bea (SOHE)

February 17: How I Found My Dissertation Topic, CDE/CDHA students

February 24: Individual Research Consults

March 3: Mini Talks by CDE/CDHA/HDRS Postdocs

March 10: Research Methods: Selection (R), Jason Fletcher (LaFollette), John Mullahy (Population Health Sciences)

March 17: Causal Inferences and Other Approaches for Compelling Explanations, Michal Engelman (Sociology)

March 24: Research Methods: The Role of Time in Family Demographic Research, Marcy Carlson and Felix Elwert (Sociology)

March 31: Strategies for Research and Networking, Alejandra Ros Pilarz (Social Work)

April 7: PAA Practice Talks and Posters

April 14: PAA Practice Talks and Posters

April 21: PAA Practice Talks and Posters

April 28: PAA Practice Talks and Posters

May 5: No class, exam week and PAA