November 22, 2016

CSDE Seminar Series

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there is no CSDE seminar this week.

The series will resume next Friday, 12/2, with an exciting new event. Please join us for the first ever CSDE Trainee Lightning Talk and Poster Session, featuring eight of CSDE’s upcoming demographic scholars.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

David Sharrow and James Anderson Publish Work on Human Longevity

David Sharrow, former CSDE Trainee and UW Sociology graduate, and James Anderson, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, have an article in the next issue of Demography about their research quantifying factors affecting human longevity. The study applies a two-process vitality model to data from the Human Mortality Database in hopes of more fully understanding the contributors to recent declines in mortality processes.

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Alexes Harris Highlighted by The American Prospect

CSDE Affiliate and UW Associate Professor of Sociology Alexes Harris has made waves with her book, A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor. The work sheds light on the weighty fees states saddle atop those least able to shoulder them.   A Pound of Flesh was recently profiled in-depth by The American Prospect alongside another key publications on poverty. Columnist Adam Reich unpacks many of Harris’s key findings throughout the article.

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Conferences & Calls for Papers



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