Brown Bag seminars take place in the Demography Department seminar room at 2232 Piedmont Avenue, on Wednesdays from 12:10 to 1:00, although the discussion often continues for ten or fifteen minutes past 1:00. Please try to arrive before 12:10 so that we can start promptly at the scheduled time. Papers are sometimes, but not usually, available for advance circulation. Regular and decaffeinated coffee are available, as well as cookies and hot water for tea. Administrative inquiries, including requests to be added to the "Brown Bag Announcements List", may be addressed to the Demography Office at (510) 642-9800, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to inquire about presenting a seminar yourself, or have suggestions for other potential speakers, please contact Josh Goldstein at email@example.com.
Video recordings of past presentations can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience, and on the home page of this website.
Spring 2018 Schedule of Talks*
January 17 Juan Pedroza, Department of Sociology, Stanford: Deportation Discretion: Tiered Influence, Minority Threat, and ‘Secure Communities’ Deportations
January 24 Ayesha Mahmud, Harvard University: Drivers of infectious disease dynamics: Quantifying the impact of demography and climate
January 31 Marcella Alsan, Stanford School of Medicine: Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities
February 7 Shelley Clark, McGill University: Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa
February 14 Roundtable: Ray Catalano, Josh Goldstein, Magali Barbieri, Andrew Noymer: Understanding US Life Expectancy Declines in the International Context
February 21 Megan Sweeney, UCLA: Contraceptive Choice across the Reproductive Life Course
February 28 S. Anukriti, Boston College: On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments
March 14 Magali Barbieri, UC Berkeley/INED: Increasing divergence of trends in life expectancy between the US and other high-income countries: The role of
diseases of despair
March 21 Brandon Stewart, Princeton: How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts
April 4 Sandra Florian, University of Pennsylvania: Immigrant Women Labor Market Incorporation: A Double-Cohort Approach
April 11 Ann Owens, Department of Sociology, USC: Building Segregation: The Role of Housing Characteristics in Racial Segregation between Neighborhoods
April 18 Pascaline Dupas, Stanford: Title TBA