November 7, 2022

CSDE Seminar Series

There is no seminar this week in honor of the Veterans Day holiday

Next week, mark your calendars for our Applied Demographers Panel on November 18.  Dr. Taylor Danielson and Dr. Deleena Patton will be speaking on the vital role of demographic data and analyses in their work at Washington State’s Department of Social and Health Services. Professor Jennie Romich will be moderating the discussion and this is an opportunity to understand better the challenges and opportunities for demographers and demographic data to contribute towards improving policy and population health and well being for Washington residents.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Arar and Fitzgerald New Book Published -The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach

CSDE Affiliate Rawan Arar and David Fitzgerald’s new book is out!  The Refugee System: A Sociological Approach (published by Taylor and Francis) is a sweeping empirical and theoretical tour de force – drawing connections between systems-thinking in migration and demography, along with sociological perspectives on institutions. This is a project that’s been needed for at least a decade and Arar and Fitzgerald took up the challenge to great effect and impact.

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Kenworthy Publishes on Crowdfunding Motivations and Outcomes During COVID-19 Pandemic

CSDE Affiliate Nora Kenworthy and co-authors have published the paper “Struggling, helping and adapting: Crowdfunding motivations and outcomes during the early COVID-19 pandemic” in Sociology of Health and Illness. The study utilizes mixed methods research to analyze data of 919 US GoFundMe campaigns over the first 7 months of the pandemic. What an incredibly interesting paper! Congrats Nora, a must read!

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Cohen Recently Discussed Research on Improving Tax Compliance with Government of Uganda

CSDE Affiliate Isabelle Cohen recently discussed her recent work on improving tax compliance in a low-capacity environment with the Uganda Revenue Authority at a webinar hosted by Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Mindlab, Pakistan’s first behavioural insights unit on Thursday, Nov 3rd at 6:30 AM. Check out the link here for a Facebook  replay of her talk.  Exciting to see Isabelle bringing her work to new audiences around the globe!


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Gugerty and Co-Authors Publish on Nonprofit Organizations and the Evaluation of Social Impact

CSDE Affiliate Mary Kay Gugerty and co-authors Lehn Benjamin and Alnoor Ebfrahim recently published an article in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), “Nonprofit Organizations and the Evaluation of Social Impact: A Research Program to Advance Theory and Practice.” The article connects the fields of nonprofit studies and evaluation to develop a research program intended to support nonprofit leaders to productively engage in evaluation as well as to advance a meso-level theory of nonprofit evaluation that recognizes the diverse ways nonprofits contribute to social change.

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Fyall and Co-Authors Publish on Exploring Nonprofit Advocacy Research Methods

Congrats to CSDE Affiliate Rachel Fyall and co-authors on their new piece in Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly(NVSQ)“Exploring Nonprofit Advocacy Research Methods and Design: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” It is a really smart piece and is a wonderful example of collaboration across our school’s community.

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Hall Featured as Keynote at the Big Difference BC Conference

CSDE Affiliate Crystal Hall gave the keynote address at the Big Difference BC Conference on Friday, November 4th where she spoke about her work around behavioral science and anti-racism. The focus of this year’s Big Difference BC conference is on how behavioral science can be deployed to have a positive, lasting impact across a wide range of topics and sectors in British Columbia. Congratulations Crystal!

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Freitag Receives Research Grant from Center for Financial Security at UW-Madison

CSDE Trainee Callie Freitag recently received a research grant from the Center for Financial Security (CFS) at UW-Madison, that supports her dissertation research and is connected to her participation in the Junior Scholar Intensive Training program at CFS last summer. The grant will support dissertation work examining how the employment histories and population characteristics of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipientsvary depending on when in the life course they first receive SSI.

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Von Geldern Awarded Population Health Initiative Grant!

CSDE Trainee Will von Geldern has been awarded a Tier 1 pilot grant from the Population Health Initiative (PHI) for a qualitative study of home kitchen enterprises – one of nine projects funded this round. Will is a PI on this PHI grant, with support from Evans faculty Heather D. Hill and Epidemiology faculty Anjum Hajat. Congratulations to Will on this award, the intellectual work it reflects, and the community connections he has built!

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Please share your accomplishments with CSDE!

CSDE would love to celebrate your accomplishments. If you have a new grant, award, paper, book, editorial, or media coverage, please email csde@uw.edu. We can feature your achievements in our weekly newsletter, and share select items with the Center for Public Information on Population Research to broadcast to a larger audience. This publicity broadens awareness of your work and can facilitate collaborations and other synergies.

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Updates from the CSDE Research & Training Cores

Join Gates Foundation’s Data for Policy Conference (Registration Due 11/15/22)

On December 8 & 9, 2022, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will host the Data for Policy Conference.  The deadline for registering for the conference is November 15,2022.  The theme of the conference is “Ecosystems of innovation and virtual-physical interactions”, where the conference seeks to address how distinct geopolitical and virtual-physical ecosystems are emerging every day and important socio-economic decisions are increasingly outsourced to digital systems.

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CSDE Co-Sponsors ’Sparking Climate Connections’ Lightning Talks with UW EarthLab (Due by Noon 11/17/22)

CSDE Affiliates are invited to sign up to give a brief talk about how their research connects relates to climate change at UW EarthLab’s December 1st event ‘Sparking Climate Connections: UW Lightning Talks on Climate Change’ . Lightning talk video presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis until noon on Thursday, November 17. The registration portal is the go-to place to submit a recorded lightning talk, sign up to view the lightning talks and RSVP to the in-person evening networking reception at the Douglas Forum at the Foster School of Business.

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NIH Seeks Input For Planning a Workshop on Gender Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Populations (Due 11/18/22)

The NIH and the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SMRO) has just published an RFI that seeks input from researchers and community members about research opportunities related to the four domains highlighted below. This input will serve as a valuable element in the development of a workshop and subsequent report, and the community’s time and consideration are highly appreciated.


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NAtional Institutes of Health

Invitation to Join Homelessness Research Initiative Gathering (@3pm PST 11/29/22)

Urban@UW and CSDE have joined together to host a gathering of faculty and research scientists interested in the Homelessness Research Initiative on November 29,2022 at 3pm.  CSDE Affiliates and HRI Co-Chairs Gregg Colburn and Rachel Fyall, along with Jennifer Davison of Urban@UW, will welcome you to the gathering. Sign up here to register your interest in participating. The Homelessness Research Initiative, a university-wide effort that resides under Urban@UW.

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The Harry Bridges Center Announces Building a Movement Labor Internship for Undergraduates (Applications Due by 12/2/22)

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is proud to announce the third annual Building A Movement (BAM) Labor Internship for undergraduates.  This paid internship program that connects undergraduate students at the University of Washington with the local labor movement.  Students who are invested in labor and social justice advocacy are given the opportunity to explore how organizations work to make systemic and community-level changes for the benefit of working people.  The ten-week program runs concurrently with winter quarter 2023.

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2021 EarthLab Innovation Grant Program RFP (due 1/27/2022)

The Innovation Grants Program will invest in teams of community partners and academic researchers and students at the University of Washington (UW) who are interested in developing solutions at the intersection of climate change and social justice. Grants are meant to reflect EarthLab’s strategic vision, mission and priorities. Goals for the grants program are to fund projects that demonstrate co-creation and partnership between community and UW researchers, interdisciplinary collaboration, action at the intersection of climate (both mitigation and adaptation) and social justice,

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