2015/16 Schedule

All Seminars are on Mondays, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm, in North Hall 2111. A reception with light refreshments follows the talk.

(The Thormahlen Family Seminar Room).
All are welcome.


Monday September 28: Kari North (University of North Carolina, Epidemiology) “The Importance of Multi-Ethnic Studies in the Genetic Epidemiology of Cardiometabolic Traits” Host: Michael Gurven

October 5: Herman Pontzer (Hunter College, Anthropology) “Ecological energetics in human evolution” Host: Michael Gurven

Monday October 26: Susan Cassels (UC Santa Barbara, Geography) "Are migrants a bridge population for sexually transmitted infections? Short-term mobility and sexual partner concurrency in West Africa"

Monday November 9: Heather Royer (UC Santa Barbara, Economics) "The Impact of Education on Family Formation: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK."

Monday November 23: Ann Morning (New York University, Sociology) "The Generational Structure of the Multiracial Population in the U.S." (co-authored with Aliya Saperstein, Stanford). Host: Maria Charles

Monday December 7: Filiz Garip (Harvard, Sociology) "On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration" Host: Eddie Telles


Wednesday Nov 11 is a university holiday.

Thanksgiving is Thurs Nov 26. 


Monday January 11: Erin Hamilton (UC Davis, Sociology) “Changes in the Transnational Family Structures of Mexican Immigrant Farm Workers in the Era of Border Militarization.” Host: Stuart Sweeney

Monday February 1: Miriam Gensowski (University of Copenhagen) "Determinants of Educational and Occupational Choice – Multidimensional Skills and Parental Occupation" and 
Alexandre Gori Maia (University of Campinas, Brazil) "Rural exodus in the Brazilian semiarid: social and environmental drivers"

Monday February 8: Matthew Neidell (Columbia University, Health Policy & Management) "Long Run Effects of Pollution: Evidence from Power Plant Emission Reductions from the US Acid Rain Program", Host: Olivier Deschenes

Monday, February 22: Seth Spielman (University of Colorado, Geography) "Measuring neighborhoods in the new data economy." Host: Stuart Sweeney

Monday, March 7: Aliya Saperstein (Stanford, Sociology) "Racial Mobility: The Dynamics of Race and Inequality in the U.S." Host: Maria Charles

Notes: Mon Jan 18 and Mon Feb 15 are university holidays.


Monday March 28: Jennifer Hook (USC, Sociology) Women’s Housework:  "Women’s Housework: New Tests of Time and Money" Host: Shelly Lundberg

Monday April 4: Anne Ardila Brenøe (University of Copenhagen, Economics) "Gender Gaps in the Effects of Childhood Family Environment:  Do They Persist into Adulthood?"  

Monday April 11: Jennifer Johnson-Hanks (UC Berkeley, Sociology) "Restless Denominators"  Host: David Lopez-Carr

Monday April 18: Emilio Parrado (University of Pennsylvania, Sociology) “The changing nature of return migration to Mexico, 1990-2010: Implications for labor market incorporation and development” Host: Eddie Telles

Monday April 25: Martha Bailey (University of Michigan, Economics) "Do Family Planning Programs Increase Children's Opportunities? Evidence from the War on Poverty and the Early Years of Title X
Hosts: Heather Royer and Maya Rossin-Slater    

Monday May 9: David Lam (University of Michigan, Economics) "Do men want to earn more than their wives? Inferring preferences from marriage market outcomes" Host: Ted Bergstrom

Monday May 16:  Maria Charles (UC Santa Barbara, Sociology) "Venus, Mars, and Math: Gender, Societal Affluence and 8th-Graders’ Aspirations for STEM Work"

Monday, May 23: Kelly Bedard  (UC Santa Barbara, Economics) Methods Lecture, "An Informal Discussion about Identification and Causal Effects."

Notes: Monday May 30 is a university holiday.