broom center seminar series

2017/18 Schedule

All Seminars are on Mondays, from 1:00 - 2:15 pm, in North Hall 2111 (The Thormahlen Family Seminar Room).
A reception with light refreshments follows the talk at 2:15. All are welcome.


Monday, October 2: Mike Gurven (UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology) "Costs of Reproduction in Natural Fertility Populations"

Monday October 16: Terence Keel (UC Santa Barbara, Black Studies) "How Christian Thought became the Science of Human Bio-Diversity" 

Monday October 30: Amy Boddy (UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology) "Life History Theory and Cancer"

Monday November 13: Deborah Cobb-Clark (University of Sydney, Economics) "The Effect of Quarantining Welfare on School Attendance in Indigenous Communities" Host: Shelly Lundberg

Monday December 4: Tony Goldberg (University of Wisconsin, Epidemiology) "Scary viruses, killer tapeworms and nostril ticks: emerging infections in a changing global environmentHost: Mike Gurven


Friday Nov 10 is a university holiday.

Thanksgiving is Thurs Nov 23. 


Monday January 22: Kyle Crowder (University of Washington, Sociology) "The Social Drivers of Residential Stratification" Host: Susie Cassels

Monday February 5: Emily Oster (Brown University, Economics)  "Changes in Household Diet: Determinants and Predictability" Host: Peter Kuhn

Monday February 12: Joscha Legewie (Yale, Sociology) "Policing and the Educational Performance of Minority Youth" Host: Maria Charles

Monday, February 26: Douglas Almond (Columbia University, Economics) "Perinatal Health Among 1 Million American-born Chinese" Host: Heather Royer

Monday March 5: Siobhán Mattison (University of New Mexico, Anthropology) "The Demography of Matriliny" Host: Mike Gurven

Monday, March 12: Rachel Franklin (Brown University, Population Studies) "Capturing the Spatial Dimensions of Decline: Metrics for Characterizing Population Loss" Host: Stewart Sweeney

Notes: Mon Jan 15 and Mon Feb 19 are university holidays.


Monday April 9: Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations (University of Pennsylvania, Sociology) "The Population Principle of Race" Host: Howard Winant

Monday April 23: Jennifer Glass (University of Texas - Austin, Sociology) "The Lie That Wouldn't Die:  Effects of Work-Family Amenities on Women's Job Choices"
Host: Maria Charles

Monday May 7: Hilary Hoynes (University of California, Berkeley, Economics) "Local Food Prices, SNAP Purchasing Power, and Child Health" Host: Shelly Lundberg

Monday May 21: Raziel Davison (UC Santa Barbara, Anthropology) "Evolutionary Retrospectives on the Human Life History Trajectory: Lessons from Small-Scale Societies and Chimpanzees"

Monday, June 11: Janet Afary and Roger Friedland (UC Santa Barbara, Religious Studies) "Critical Theory, Authoritarianism, and the Politics of Lipstick: From Weimar Republic to the Contemporary Middle East."

Notes: Friday March 30 and Monday May 28 are university holidays.

Broom Lab Lunch schedule.  The lab lunch is an informal monthly gathering, where Broom Graduate Associates give summaries of their research and receive peer and faculty feedback.  

Broom Past Seminars