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 Max Bebris in 2023-2024, the seminar meets on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. (8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building) and is open to all. You can subscribe to our Google calendar here.

Spring 2024

Jan 31
Chris Taber (UW-Madison Econ): Weighting Survey Data

Feb 7
Nick Mark (UW-Madison Sociology): How Graduate Students Should Think about Grants and Fellowships

Feb 14
Carol Ryff (UW-Madison Psychology): Getting Out of Disciplinary Silos to Address Urgent Societal Problems

Feb 21
Tamkinat Rauf (UW-Madison Sociology): Open Science

Feb 28
Isaac Sasson (Tel Aviv University Sociology): Working with Population Register Data

March 6
Hyunseung Kang (UW-Madison Statistics): Causal Inference with Big Data

March 13
Mosi Adesina Ifatunji (UW-Madison African American Studies and Sociology): Measuring Race and Racism

March 20
PAA Practice

March 27 Spring Break – no class

April 3
PAA Practice

April 10
PAA Practice

April 17 PAA – no class

April 24
Felix Elwert (UW-Madison Sociology): Mediation Analysis