DemSem

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CDE’s weekly Demography Seminar (DemSem) offers presentations of substantive work at the forefront of population sciences by top scholars from across the university campus and beyond. The Demography Seminar is open to all and meets on Tuesdays during the academic year from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Please note whether sessions will be virtual or in person. For in-person sessions, DemSem will meet in 8417 Social Sciences (see exceptions below). Subscribe to our DemSem Google calendar here. For Zoom links or questions, please email cde@ssc.wisc.edu.

Spring 2024 Schedule

January 23, 2024

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
  • Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, & Mobility, led by Eric Grodsky & Jessica Pac, Rm. 2435
  • Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
  • Health & Biodemography, led by John Mullahy & Lauren Schmitz, Rm. 3470

January 30, 2024

“Hiring Subsidies for the Disadvantaged: Evidence from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit”
Corina Mommaerts (UW-Madison)
Lunch will be served at 11:45am in Rm. 8411

February 6, 2024

“Clans and Educational Attainment”
Doron Shiffer-Sebba (Northwestern University)

February 13, 2024

“Policy Backlash or Structural Inertia? A Micro-Macro Causal Analysis of White Residential Decline from Desegregating City School Districts Between 1970 and 1990”
Peter Rich (Cornell University)

February 20th, 2024

No Dem Sem
We encourage all to attend the 18th William H. Sewell Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Department of Sociology: “Fertility Responses to Climate Change in Malawi” presented by CDE affiliate Monica Grant on Friday, February 23rd in 8417 Sewell Social Sciences

February 27, 2024

“Social Inequalities in Bereavement across the Life Course: A Study of Four-Generation Kinship Networks in Sweden”
Isaac Sasson (Tel Aviv University)

March 5, 2024

“Intersectionality & Discrimination: Predicting Cardiovascular, & Sleep Health Outcomes among Sexual & Gender Minorities”
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde (CDE Visiting Scholar, Utah State University)

March 7, 2024*

“The Michigan Contraceptive Access Research and Evaluation Study (M-CARES): Evidence from the First Two Years”
Martha Bailey (UCLA) with the Institute for Research on Poverty
*special event

March 12, 2024

“Homogeneity and Health: Sameness and Othering Processes in Suicide and COVID-19 infection”
Byungkyu (BK) Lee (New York University)

March 19, 2024

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
  • *CANCELLED!* Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, & Mobility, led by Eric Grodsky & Jessica Pac, Rm. 2435
  • Spatial & Environmental Demography, led by Malia Jones & Meg Bea, Rm. 3470
  • Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
  • Health & Biodemography, led by John Mullahy & Lauren Schmitz, Rm. 4405

March 26, 2024

No DemSem – Spring Break

April 2, 2024

“Upward influences of adult child socio-economic status on parents’ health: an expansion of lifecourse epidemiology with quasi-experimental and observational evidence”
Jacqueline (Jackie) Torres (UC-San Francisco)

April 9, 2024

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
  • *CANCELLED* Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, & Mobility, led by Eric Grodsky & Jessica Pac, Rm. 2435
  • Spatial & Environmental Demography, led by Malia Jones & Meg Bea, Rm. 3470
  • *CANCELLED* Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
  • Health & Biodemography, led by John Mullahy & Lauren Schmitz, Rm. 4405

April 16, 2024

No Dem Sem – Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting

April 23, 2024

“The Stress Process in the Lives of Older Black Adults”
Uchechi Mitchell (University of Illinois-Chicago)

May 3, 2024

CDE/CDHA Spring Research Event (Pyle Center) 9-11:45am

Last Day of Classes for the Spring 2024 Semester is Friday, May 3rd!

May 13-15, 2024

Summer DemSem (graduate student attendance required; all affiliates are encouraged to attend!)

Fall 2023 Schedule

September 12, 2023

“Responsibility for Climate Change from a Demographic Perspective”
Mathew Hauer (Florida State University; CDE 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar)

September 19, 2023

“Flash Research Talks: Meet the New CDE & CDHA Affiliates at UW-Madison”
Fabien Accominotti (Sociology), Anton Babkin (Applied Population Lab), Raeven Chandler (Applied Population Lab), Nicholas Mark (Sociology), Eunsil Oh (Sociology), Weidi Qin (Social Work), Tamkinat Rauf (Sociology) (UW-Madison)
Lunch will be served at 11:45am

September 26, 2023

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
  • Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, & Mobility, led by Eric Grodsky & Jessica Pac, Rm. 4405
  • Spatial & Environmental Demography, led by Malia Jones & Meg Bea, Rm. 2435
  • Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
    • Workshop: “A Scalable Approach to Evaluate the Safety of Vaccines in Pregnancy in Socially Marginalized Groups” by Jenna Nobles & Malia Jones

October 3, 2023

*CANCELED!* “Racial Inequality in Access to the Safety Net: County Level Racial and Ethnic Composition and Nonprofit Human Services Expenditures”
Shoshanna Shapiro (IRP National Poverty Fellow)

October 10, 2023

“The Economy, the Ghost in Your Gene, & the Escape from Premature Mortality”
Dora Costa (UCLA)

October 12, 2023 (Thursday at 5pm)

“Reparations and the Nation’s Capital”
William A. Darity Jr. & Kirsten Mullen (Duke University) hosted at the Great Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53706

October 17, 2023

“Race-Making in Administrative Data”
Youngmin Yi (University of Massachusetts-Amherst; CDE 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar)

October 24, 2023

“The upsurge of violence in Mexico: Lives lost and challenges ahead”
Jose Manuel Aburto (Oxford University)
Lunch will be served at 12:00pm

October 30, 2023 (Monday)

Hilldale Lecture Series 2023 “Healthy Aging: The Interaction of Social and Biological Factors”
Dr. Eileen Crimmins (USC) hosted by CDHA at Tripp Commons, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI

November 7, 2023

Unaccompanied Migrant Children in US Government Custody: 2014-2023
Melissa Alcaraz (Brigham Young University; CDE 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar)

November 14, 2023

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
    • Workshopping specific aims section of grant proposals in small groups
  • Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, & Mobility, led by Eric Grodsky & Jessica Pac, Rm. 2435
    • Rebecca Myerson, Jessica Pac
  • Spatial & Environmental Demography, led by Malia Jones & Meg Bea, Rm. 3470
    • Laura Joaquina Morales-Whetstone
  • Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
    • Guadalupe Aguilera

November 21, 2023

No DemSem, Thanksgiving Break

November 28, 2023

“No Calm Before the Storm: Low-Income Latina Immigrant and Citizen Mothers Before and After COVID-19”
Marci Ybarra (UW-Madison)
Lunch will be served at 11:45am

December 5, 2023

Working Group Meetings (all meetings in Sewell Social Sciences)

  • Families & Family Change, led by Christine Schwartz & Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Rm. 8417
    • Workshopping specific aims section of grant proposals in small groups (revise & resubmit)
  • Spatial & Environmental Demography, led by Malia Jones & Meg Bea, Rm. 3470
    • Sara Ronnkvist & Gracie Venechuk
  • Gender & Reproductive Health, led by Christine Durrance & Leigh Senderowicz, Rm. 8411
    • Tiffany Green

December 12, 2023

“From Transcripts to Trajectories: A Framework for Studying Undergraduate Careers”
Elizabeth Bruch (University of Michigan)

Last Day of Classes for the Fall 2023 Semester is Wednesday, December 13th!