Demography Workshops

The Donald J. Bogue Demography Workshop is held on Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. in NORC Seminar Room 232/233, located on the 2nd Floor of the Harris School of Public Policy at 1155 East 60th Street. Students, faculty, and all interested researchers are encouraged to attend. To make arrangements for persons needing assistance, please call Adelle Hinojosa at (773)256-6315.

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.

Below is the Demography Workshop for Winter Quarter 2019.




January 10

(Week 1)

Derek Neal

William C. Norby Professor of Economics University of Chicago

Educator Incentives and Educational Triage in Rural Primary Schools

January 17

(Week 2)

Robert J. Kaestner

Visiting Professor

UChicago—Harris School of Public Policy

Education and Health over the Life Cycle

January 24

(Week 3)

Alisa C. Lewin

Visiting Professor of Anthropology & Sociology

Stanford University—Israel Institute

The Effect of Age at Migration on Poverty among Immigrants: Differences by Country of Origin

January 31

(Week 4)

Thomas McDade

Professor of Anthropology

Northwestern University

Inflammation, Aging, and Disease: Insights from Human Population Biology

February 7

(Week 5)

Jennifer Hirsch

Professor of Sociomedical Sciences

Columbia U.—Mailman School of Public Health

The Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation: Mixed-Methods Research on the Ecology of Campus Sexual Assault

February 14

(Week 6)

David Williamson Shaffer

Professor of Learning Sciences

U. Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Psychology

Quantitative Ethnography

February 21

(Week 7)

Anna Mueller

Asst. Prof. of Comparative Human Development

University of Chicago

Life Under Pressure: Examining the Cultural-Structural Roots of Adolescent Suicide Clusters

February 28

(Week 8)

Rene Flores

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Chicago

Who Are the “Illegals”?

The Social Construction of Illegality in the United States

March 7

(Week 9)

Douglas S. Massey

Henry G. Bryant Prof., Sociology & Public Affairs

Princeton University

Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Segregation in Metropolitan America

March 14

(Week 10)

Bridget Gorman

Professor of Sociology

Rice University

Does Sexual Orientation Complicate the Relationship between Marital Status and Health?

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