Events & Workshops

Weekly colloquia (scroll down for schedule) and various other series and workshops play an integral part in the PSTC's training program, showcasing the work of scholars near and far and exposing PSTC affiliates to cutting-edge research and methods from diverse disciplines. 

How do different approaches to gender inequality and empowerment engage structural and individual power relationships and inform efforts to transform hierarchical gender systems? How are gender inequalities intertwined with other inequalities and connected to local and global politics? This interdisciplinary series tackles the (re)production of gender inequalities within a variety of areas, including health, violence, and economic empowerment. 

October 17: On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental InvestmentsS Anukriti, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston College; 12-1 pm, PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. Add to calendar.

November 14: U.S. Abortion Restrictions and Reproductive AutonomyUshma Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, UC San Francisco; 12-1 pm, PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. Add to calendar.

February 6: Impact of Economic Empowerment and Gender Rights Training on Women in Conflict-Affected Populations in Colombia, Kathryn Yount, Professor of Global Health and Sociology, Emory University; 12-1 pm, PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. Add to calendar.

February 20: Experiences of Combined Substance Use/Prenatal Care Treatment in Western North Carolina, Bayla Ostrach, Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice, Boston University; 12-1 pm, PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. Add to calendar.

March 20: Saving Mothers: Post-abortion Care and the Global Production of Reproductive Health Disparities in Senegal, Siri Suh, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Global Studies, University of Minnesota; 12-1 pm, PSTC Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall. Add to calendar.


October 13: Against Humanitarianism: Cuba’s Quest for Exporting Social Justice through Medicine, Sean Brotherton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago; 12-1 pm, Giddings House, Department of Anthropology. Add to calendar.

October 20: Lawful Sinners: Reproductive Governance and Moral Agency Around Abortion in Mexico, Elyse Singer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University; 12-1 pm, Giddings House, Department of Anthropology. Add to calendar.

November 17: Communicative care: Managing Illness Through Everyday Conversations in Transnational Salvadoran Families, Lynnette Arnold, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University; 12-1 pm, Giddings House, Department of Anthropology. Add to calendar.

S4 SPEAKER SERIES

September 15: S4 Speaker Series: Mostly Pointless Spatial EconometricsHenry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics. More information here

October 27: Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) Speaker Series: Geography and GIS: Questions on Discipline and Innovation, Matt Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky. Add to calendar. More information here

TRAINING WORKSHOPS

October 11: Communications Series, Part 1: Interdisciplinary Communication. Presenting methods and techniques essential to interdisciplinary communication, including tailoring presentations to specific audiences, effective use of PowerPoint, how to break down complex ideas, and best practices for public speaking. 

October 18: Communications Series, Part 2: Interviewing. Will include a panel consisting of representatives from the career lab, Jessaca Leinaweaver (Anthropology), David Weil (Economics), Michael White (Sociology), and will be facilitated by communications specialist Stefanie Miller.  

October 24: IRB Workshop. Representatives from the University's Office of Research Integrity (IRB) Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) will share essential information about how to be an ethical and effective human subjects researcher. 

October 25: The Research Pitch, Part 1. Thus workshop session will give trainees the chance to put skills into practice. Each participant will prepare and present a five-minute research pitch and receive feedback from an interdisciplinary audience of peers and faculty. 

November 8: The Research Pitch, Part 2. This workshop session will give trainees the chance to put skills into practice. Each participant will prepare and present a five-minute research pitch and receive feedback from an interdisciplinary audience of peers and faculty. 

PSTC Colloquia

The weekly colloquia take place during the academic year on Thursdays at noon in the PSTC Seminar Room 205 in Mencoff Hall, unless otherwise noted.

September 21: Reproducing "Responsibility": Abortion Reform and Reproductive Governance in Mexico, Elyse Singer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies (Anthropology), Brown University. Add to calendar.

September 28: Addressing Youth Unemployment Through Training and Grants: Experimental Evidence from Kenya, Isaac Mbiti, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia. Add to calendar.

October 5: TrustLab: An Emerging OECD Social Trust Platform, Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics, Brown University. Add to calendar.

October 12: Using Photographs, Call Logs, and Other Digital Records for Demographic Measurement in Low-income Countries, Stéphane Helleringer, Associate Professor of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Add to calendar.

October 19: Water, Health, and Wealth, Bryce Steinberg, Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Brown University. Add to calendar.

October 26: What Does It Mean for Race to be a Cause of Reproductive Health Outcomes?  Perspectives from Epidemiology, Sociology, and Economics, David Savitz, Professor of Epidemiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University. Add to calendar.

November 2: Considering Women and Children's Health in the Context of Climate Change: An Investigation of Birthweight, Temperature, and Precipitation in Africa, Kathryn Grace, Assistant Professor of Geography, Environment, and Society, University of Minnesota. Add to calendar.

November 9: Climate Change and Migration: New Insights from a Dynamic Model, Barbara Entwisle, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina. Add to calendar.

November 9, 4 pm, Special talk co-sponsored with the Applied Microeconomics Seminar: Using Behavior Insights to Increase Parental Engagement, Ariel Kalil, Professor of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

November 16: Ban the Box, Convictions, and Public Sector Employment, Terry-Ann Craigie, Associate Professor of Economics, Connecticut College. Add to calendar.

November 30: The Effect of Unstable Housing on HIV Treatment Outcomes: Evidence from the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), 1995-2015, Omar Galárraga, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University. Add to calendar.

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