Spring 2011 Colloquia

All colloquia take place on Thursdays at noon in the PSTC Seminar Room in Mencoff Hall, unless otherwise noted.

February 3: Kenneth Maes, Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Studies, Brown University. Motivating Community Volunteers to Address AIDS, Maternal and Newborn Mortality in Ethiopia: The Role of "Mental Satisfaction.”

February 10: Les Roberts, Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Controversies around calculating civilian deaths in Iraq.

February 17: Wendy Manning, Sociology, Bowling Green State University. Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution: An Update.

February 24: Guang Guo, Sociology, University of North Carolina. Bio-Ancestry and Social Construction of Racial Identity in Social Surveys in the Contemporary United States.

March 3: Erica Field, Economics, Harvard University. Throwing the Baby Out with the Drinking Water: Unintended Consequences of Arsenic Mitigation Efforts in Bangladesh.

March 10: Anja Sautmann, Economics, Brown University. Partner Search and Demographics: The Marriage Squeeze in India.

March 17: Justine Hastings, Economics, Brown University. Impatience, Illiteracy, and Financial Investments: Field Experiments in Mexico's Private Social Security Market.

April 14: Caroline Bledsoe, African Studies, Anthropology, Northwestern University. Back to Africa: Second Chances for the Children of West African Immigrants in Spain and the United States.

April 21: Omar Galarraga, Community Health, Brown University. Conditional Economic Incentives and HIV Prevention in Mexico.

April 28: Judith Seltzer, Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Doubling Up When Times are Tough: A Study of Obligations to Share a Home in Response to Economic Hardship.