PRC Brown Bags

Spring 2017 - Fall 2016

Spring 2017 Schedule

Brown Bag talks are held from noon-1PM in CLA 1.302E.

1/20/17: Abigail Aiken, University of Texas at Austin, "Is Illegal Abortion Always Unsafe? Women's Experiences with Self-Sourced Abortion in Ireland"

1/27/17: Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, "Police Compliance, Body Cams, and Black Lives: Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System."

2/3/17: Mariano Sana, Vanderbilt University, "Eight Decades of Public Opinion on Refugee Admissions"

2/10/17: Scott Lynch, Duke University, "Rethinking the Role of Childhood SES in Adult Health: Integrating Existing Theories with a Life Course Perspective on the Disablement Process"

2/17/17: Junfeng Jiao, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, "Better Understand AirBnB Rentals with Webscraping"

2/24/17: Robert Hummer, University of North Carolina, "Leveling the Playing Field? Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality among Low Risk Women in the United States"

3/03/17: Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin, "Policed: Surveillance and Prediction in the Age of Big Data" 

3/10/17: Goleen Samari, University of Texas at Austin, "Islamophobia: The Current State of Muslim and Arab American Health"

3/24/17: Erin Lentz, University of Texas at Austin, "Complicating Narratives of Women’s Undernutrition: Domestic Violence in Rural Bangladesh"

3/31/17: Jenny Trinitapoli, University of Chicago, "A Moveable Feast: The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Transitioning Malawian Community"

4/07/17: Ken-Hou Lin, University of Texas at Austin, "The Inequality Consequences of Immigration"

4/14/17: Elizabeth Ackert, University of Texas at Austin, "Educational Disadvantages among Mexican-Origin Youth: The Role of New Destinations"

4/21/17: Becca Levy, Yale School of Public Healh, "From Culture to Biomarkers: Linking Aging Self-Stereotypes to Health"* Located in POB 2.402 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

5/5/17: Grant Miller, Stanford Medical School, “Population Policy, Fertility Decline, and Sex Selection in China under Mao.”

Fall 2016 Schedule

Brown Bag talks are held from noon-1PM in CLA 1.302E.

9/2/16: Fatima Varner, UT Department of Human Development and Family Studies, "Racial Discrimination and Parenting in African American Families" 

               *Lunch available at 11:30 and Kick-off Talk by Deb Umberson at 11:45!


9/9/16: Ling Zhu, University of Houston, "Voices from the Frontline: Network Participation and Local Hospitals' Support for the National Health Care Reform"


9/16/16: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Northwestern University, "Remaking a Life, Reversing an Epidemic: HIV/AIDS and the Politics of Transformation"


9/23/16: Lynn Liben, Penn State University, "‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’: A Developmental Psychologist’s View of Gender"


9/30/16: Maria Abascal, Brown University, "Ethnoracial Diversity and Trust, Reexamined"


10/7/16: Michael Geruso, UT Economics, "How Plans Choose Their Patients: Design-for-Discrimination in Marketplace Formularies"


10/14/16: Sergio Chavez, Rice University, "Gender, Emotion, and Migration in a Binational Social Network"


10/21/16: Sigal Alon, Tel Aviv University "Race, Class, and Affirmative Action"


10/28/16: Julie Maslowsky, UT Austin College of Education, “Adolescent Health Risk Behavior: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Prevention”


11/4/16: Anna Haskins, Cornell, “Avoiding Involvement? Paternal Incarceration and Parental Involvement in Schooling”


11/11/16: Rebeca Wong, UT Medical Branch, "Longer Life with More Cognitive Impairment: Hispanic Elderly in the U.S."


11/18/16: Mike Mueller-Smith, University of Michigan, "Punishment and (non-)Deterrence: Evidence on First-Time Drug Offenders from Regression Discontinuities"


12/2/16: Jason Schnittker, University of Pennsylvania, "The Legal Determinants of Health:  The Case of Incarceration"


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