Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Talks


Demography Brown Bag seminars are held in the Fall and Spring semesters. They take place in the Demography Department seminar room at 2232 Piedmont Avenue, on (most) Wednesdays from 12:10 to 1:00, although the discussion often continues for a few minutes past 1:00. Please try to arrive before 12:10 so that we can start promptly at the scheduled time. Papers are occasionally available in advance. Regular and decaffeinated coffee, hot water for tea, and cookies are provided for refreshment.

Administrative inquiries, including requests to be added to the department's "Brown Bag Announcements List",  may be addressed to the Demography Office at (510) 642-9800, or to dmurphy(at)  If you would like to ask about presenting a seminar yourself, or have suggestions for other potential speakers, please contact Josh Goldstein at josh(at)

Video recordings of past presentations can be viewed at the Population Sciences at Berkeley YouTube site, and on the home page of this website. Demography Brown Bag Talks receive support from the Berkeley Population Center, the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, and the Department of Demography.

Spring Semester 2020

January 22              
No talk this week

January 29

     Tod Hamilton
     Sociology, Princeton
     Immigration and the Remaking of Black America

February 5                        

     No talk this week

February 12;

     Dan Black
     Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
     Local Variation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Income

February 19

     Iain Mathieson
     Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine
     University of Pennsylvania
     Title TBA

February 26                        

     Adam Anderson
     Digital Humanities, UC Berkeley 
     Three Centuries of Comparative Demographic Analysis of Ancient Social Networks 

March 4                                

     Julien Teitler
     School of Social Work, Columbia University
     Title TBA

March 11 & 23                        

     No talk this week

March 18                        

     Abigail Weitzman
     Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
     Title TBA

March 23                        

     Spring Break

April 1                                

     Amy Winter        
     Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
     Title TBA

April 8                                

     Leslie Root
     Demography, UC Berkeley
     Title TBA

April 15                

     PAA Prep

April 22                       

     PAA Week

April 29                                

     PAA Post