Katherine Mason, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
Mason will focus on her recent findings concerning the role that grandmothers can play in exacerbating symptoms of postpartum mental illness in intergenerational households in China, and will also address related issues in American households.
Angie Bengtson, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Brown University
Bengtson will discuss her work on the intersection of HIV, obesity, and perinatal health and discuss preliminary findings from a pilot study among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women in South Africa.
Don Operario, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University
This presentation will review the epidemiology and context contributing to HIV transmission among transgender women (transwomen), and will describe pilot findings as well as the study design for a randomized controlled trial to test a couples-focused HIV prevention program for transwomen and their partners.
Júlia Vich-Bertran, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University
Vich-Bertran will discuss transnational adoption and how transnational reproduction draws on and amplifies local stratification as well as how national and global political-economies intersect with domestic and transnational understandings of reproduction and nationhood.
Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Zuberi will discuss how during the past 500 years the transformation of the human population along racial lines has been a process of dividing humans into 1st and 2nd class citizens as a critical aspect of demographic transitions.
Kristi Williams, Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University
Williams will discuss the influence of adverse childhood experiences on two key dimensions of family formation—age and marital status at first birth—and whether these dimensions of family formation mediate the effect of childhood adversity on women’s midlife health.
Sara McLafferty, Professor of Geography and GIScience, University of Illinois
McLafferty investigates the impacts of persistent residential segregation on health and well-being for African immigrant mothers and infants in New York City using a large, detailed, multi-year vital statistics dataset. Co-sponsored with (S4).
Matthew Gutmann, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University
Gutmann will examine how the term shengnü (剩女) is used, seriously and in jest, to stigmatize unmarried women, something that is happening at the same time that there are more women Ph.D.s, for instance, than ever before.