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). For Zoom links or questions, please email

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

March 28, 2023: IN-PERSON AT SEWELL SOCIAL SCIENCES RM 3470! 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: 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

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 om 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