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Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | Counting women beyond survival: Global reproductive governance, health inequalities, and post-abortion care in Senegal

Siri Suh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and the Institute for Global Studies, University of Minnesota

Suh will discuss her research on the politics of USAID-funded post-abortion care services in Senegal that focus on unpacking gender inequalities.

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Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | 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 School of Medicine

Ostrach will discuss her new project, which focuses on women's experiences of care coordination, support, and stigma in combined substance use/prenatal care treatment in Western North Carolina.

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Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | 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​

Yount will discuss her project on the impacts of economic empowerment programs, alone or with gender rights training, on women's empowerment and incident IPV in smallholder farmers in conflict-affected populations in Colombia.

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Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | U.S. Abortion Restrictions and Reproductive Autonomy

Ushma Upadhyay, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science, UC San Francisco

Upadhyay will cover two main areas of her research: her work evaluating the effects of U.S. state-level restrictions on women’s lives and measurement of sexual and reproductive empowerment among young people. 

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Gender, Inequality, and Empowerment Series | On the Quantity and Quality of Girls: New Evidence on Abortion, Fertility, and Parental Investments

S Anukriti, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Boston College

Anukriti will discuss the impact of the introduction of prenatal sex-detection technologies in India on son-biased fertility stopping behavior, parental investments in girls relative to boys, and the relative chances of girls surviving after birth.

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Race and Inequality Series | How Race and Unemployment Shape Labor Market Opportunities: Additive, Amplified, or Muted Effects?

David Pedulla, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

Pedulla advances a “muted congruence” theoretical perspective, arguing that when individuals evaluate others who occupy multiple social positions about which stereotypes are highly congruent – for example, being black and being unemployed – the additional category membership will have limited influence over the ultimate evaluation.

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Race and Inequality Series | The Color of Punishment: African Americans, Skin Tone, and the Criminal Justice System

Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Monk brings together research on race, color, and the criminal justice system by using nationally representative data to examine whether (and to what extent) skin tone is associated with policing and punishment among African Americans (e.g. arrest, incarceration, and familial connectedness to incarcerated individuals).

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Race and Inequality Series | Deregulated Disparities: The Political Economy of Racial Health Disparities

Abigail A. Sewell, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Emory University

Sewell takes a new approach to understanding the health effects of recessions by considering the long-reach of deregulation policies on the subprime mortgage market and foreclosures.