DemSem Schedules 2022-2023

Fall 2022 Schedule

September 13, 2022:New Colleagues and Visitors“. Flash presentations and group lunch with Christina Kamis, Alex Natanson, Héctor Pifarré i Arolas, and Jiaxin Shi

September 20, 2022: “Little Divergence in America — Market Access and Demographic Transition in the US”. Melanie Guldi, University of Central Florida

September 27, 2022: “How the Suburbs Were Segregated”. Paige Glotzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Virtual: 

September 28, 2022: “New Developments in Retirement Risk Management”. Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania (CDHA/Hilldale lecture)

October 4, 2022: “The Inequalities of Well-being and Income”. Tamkinat Rauf, Stanford University

October 11, 2022: “Noncitizen Justice: The Criminal Case Processing of Non-U.S. Citizens in Texas and California”. Michael Light, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 14, 2022: “Why Do Germline Mutation Rates Depend on Sex and Age?”. Molly Przerowski, Columbia University (CDHA/Hilldale lecture)

October 18, 2022: “Multigenerational Education Effect on Dementia Risk”. Liying Luo, Pennsylvania State University

October 25, 2022: “Does Schooling Improve Cognitive Abilities at Older Ages? Causal Evidence from Nonparametric Bounds?”. Vikesh Amin, Central Michigan

November 1, 2022: “Flooding, Spatial Vulnerability, and Racial Health Disparities: The Case of Hurricane Harvey“. Ethan Raker, University of British Columbia

November 8, 2022: A Social Epigenomic Approach to Cardiometabolic Disparities”. Jennifer Smith, University of Michigan. Virtual link:

November 10, 2022: Session is cancelled.  Look for a possible rescheduled date in 2023

Context Matters: Structural Racism and Racial Inequality in the U.S.“.”>Regina Baker, University of Pennsylvania, (Havens Wright Center), Thursday at Noon, virtual and registration required

November 15, 2022: “Inequality without Groups: Contemporary Theories of Categories, Intersectional Typicality, and the Measurement of Difference”. Ellis Monk, Harvard University,  Virtual link:

November 22, 2022: No DemSem (Thanksgiving Break)

November 29, 2022: “Black-White Economic Progress: The Impact of the Boll Weevil”. Ethan Schmick, Marquette University

December 6, 2022: “The Care Work System: Changes and Continuities in the Provision of Care”. Pilar Gonalons-Pons, University of Pennsylvania

December 13, 2022: Session is cancelled.  Look for a possible rescheduled date in 2023

“Mortality and Fertility in the United States at the Onset of the Demographic Transition: Evidence from the IPUMS Multigenerational Longitudinal Panel Project”. David Hacker, University of Minnesota

December 14, 2022: Last day of fall semester

Spring 2023 Schedule

January 24, 2023: No DemSem

January 31, 2023: Understanding the Relationship Between Herd Immunity and Geographic Scale, Paul Delamater, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

February 7, 2023: Adolescent Social Networks & Life Course Mental Health, Molly Copeland, Michigan State University

February 14, 2023: VIRTUAL ONLY! The Global Aspirational Class and Its Demographic Fortunes, Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland (Zoom Link)

February 21, 2023: The Causal Impact of Family Planning on Health and Well Being in Urban Malawi: Some Experimental Findings, Mahesh Karra, Boston University

February 28, 2023: Changes in Division of Labor Attitudes During Early Adulthood: 1976 – 2014, Joanna Pepin, University at Buffalo

March 7, 2023: The Family in Contemporary China: Lessons from the Past, Cameron Campbell, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Stanford University Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences Fellow 2022-2023)

March 14, 2023: No DemSem (Spring Break)

March 21, 2023: CANCELED! Late-Life Cognition and Dementia in India: Methodological Innovations and Substantive Implications, Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California

March 28, 2023: Population Health and Systemic Racism: Methodological Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities, Tyson Brown, Duke University

April 4, 2023: Historical Redlining and Contemporary Racial Disparities in Neighborhood Life Expectancy, Michael Esposito, Washington University in St. Louis

April 11, 2023: No DemSem (Population Association of America (PAA) in New Orleans, Louisiana)

April 18, 2023: Social Determinants of Dementia: The Role of Marriage, Cathy (Hui) Liu, Michigan State University

April 25, 2023: Racial Residential Segregation and Child Mortality in the Southern United States at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, David Hacker, University of Minnesota

April 26, 2023: (COSPONSORED WITH THE LAFOLLETTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS) The Consequences of High-Fatality School Shootings for Surviving Students, Phillip Levine, Wellesley College from 12:30pm to 1:45pm in 1328 Sterling Hall

May 2, 2023: Two Sides of Gender: Sex, Power, and Adolescence, Manisha Shah, University of California, Los Angeles

May 5, 2023: Last Day of Class