Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop

The Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop is held on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. at the NORC conference room, Room 232 at 1155 E. 60th St. Students, faculty, and all interested researchers are encouraged to attend.

Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule

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March 21st, 2024

(1st Week)

Kristina Butaeva, University of Chicago
A Tale of Two Transitions: Mobility Dynamics in China and Russia after Central Planning

March 28th, 2024

(2nd Week)

Jason Freeman and Angela Wyse, University of Chicago Homelessness and the Persistence of Deprivation: Income, Employment, and Safety Net Participation

April 4th, 2024

(3th Week)

Ning Hsieh, Michigan State University 

Bargaining and reckoning intersectional oppression: How SGM people of color strategically navigate barriers to healthcare

April 11th, 2024

(4th Week)

Liang Cai, Hanock Spitzer, and Ziyuan Yang, University of Chicago Sociology PhD students PAA practice talk

April 18th, 2024

(5th Week)

No workshop

April 25th, 2024

(6th Week) 

Frank Lin, Johns Hopkins Hearing Loss and Dementia – From Clinical Insights to the ACHIEVE Trial & Public Policy

May 2nd, 2024

(7th Week)

Alisa Lewin, Haifa University Gendered life courses, inequality later in life, and working post retirement age

May 9th, 2023

(8th Week)

Nurudeen Alhassan, AFIDEP

Methodological Innovations for Evidencing and Estimating the Prevalence of Traditional
Contraceptive Use in sub-Saharan Africa

May 16th, 2023

(9th Week)

Alyssa Goldman, Boston College Is a dose of connection the key to prevention?

May 23th, 2023

(Final Week)

 No Workshop


Since the 1984-85 academic year, the weekly Demography Workshop has played a unique and central role in integrating advanced graduate students into the intellectual life of the demography program of the Committee on Demographic Training (CDT), training graduate students in demographic studies, preparing them for the public presentations of their work which they will face at professional meetings and colloquia, and exposing them to the interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that is central to the practice of contemporary American demography. No other teaching activity at the University of Chicago provides students with intense, regular exposure to interdisciplinary debate about contemporary demographic research.

This workshop series has been named in honor of Donald Bogue. One cannot capture the influence of his career in these pages, but as someone who did groundbreaking work in both demography and urban sociology, and founded the journal Demography in 1964, we thought it fitting to remind each presenter and audience member of his impact on the field. We also note that Professor Bogue was a regular participant in the workshop until his 95th birthday; his collegiality and commitment to our program was evident.

Contact the student coordinator, Mateo Cruz, for any questions: