Harsha Thirumurthy, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
In this talk, Thirumurthy will assess the potential for HIV self-testing o facilitate HIV testing within sexual networks and prevent new infections among women in western Kenya who are at high risk of acquiring of HIV.
Alexandra Killewald, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
In this talk, Professor Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald of Harvard University will use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to show how changes in family life help explain both the narrowing of the gender pay gap since 1980 and the stalled progress in recent decades.
Emma Zang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Zang will discuss this paper on causal sibling spillover effects among students from different family backgrounds in elementary and middle school, which finds that individuals whose older siblings were born shortly after the school entry cutoff date have significantly higher scores in middle school, and that this positive spillover effect is moderated by family background.
Stephen Trejo, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
In this talk, Professor Steve Trejo will use U.S. census data to examine how geographic variation in racial identification of Mexican Americans in 1930 is correlated with educational attainment in this population.
Angela Bengtson, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Brown University
Dr. 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.
Sonia Rupcic, PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
PSTC Postdoctoral Fellow Sonia Rupcic will introduce a paper that draws on 22 months of ethnographic fieldwork in South Africa and asks crucial questions about data collection and research on gendered violence.
Shanti A. Parikh, Associate Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and of African and African-American Studies, Washington University, St. Louis
Anthropologist Shanti A. Parikh will discuss her ethnographic research on sexual networks and HIV hotspots in Uganda, and the potential to develop a mobile app to provide tailored, confidential HIV interventions for long-distance truckers and truckstop sex workers, two highly mobile and vulnerable populations.
Ridhi Kashyap, Associate Professor of Social Demography, Nuffield College, University of Oxford
University of Oxford demographer Ridhi Kashyap will present findings on how the proliferation of mobile phones can empower women in Sub-Saharan Africa and potentially contribute to the fight for gender equality.
Don Operario, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University
This research 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.