August 16, 2019

CSDE Research & Highlights

Hedwig Lee and Michael Esposito Co-Author PNAS Study on Likelihood to Die From Police Use of Force

The study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this August finds that African American men are more than twice as likely as their white peers to die from police use of force. The study was co-authored by CSDE Affiliate Hedwig Lee, Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, and CSDE Fellow Alumnus Michael Esposito, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan, as well as co-author Frank Edwards, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University.

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Visiting Faculty Jeffrey Neilson to Give a CSDE Seminar this Fall

CSDE is welcoming Jeffrey Neilson, Researcher at the Department of Economic History at Lund University, as a Visiting Affiliate for the 2019-2020 year. Neilson will share some of his research, which focuses on how men and women allocate their time between the household and labor market, during a CSDE Seminar this Fall. You can ask him more or say hello here!

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Christine Leibbrand Joins CSDE Scientific Staff and Sociology Department as Acting Assistant Professor

CSDE is thrilled to announce that Dr. Christine Leibbrand will be joining CSDE’s Scientific Staff as a newly minted PhD and Acting Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Leibbrand will be a part-time member of CSDE’s Scientific Staff, providing statistical demography consultations, helping to organize our regularly offered, scientific and technical workshops, and collaborating, when possible, on CSDE affiliate research grants. Dr. Leibbrand’s office will be in 218 Raitt Hall.

Dr. Leibbrand is an outstanding early career scientist with expertise in a number of social science and population science domains.

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Do You Know Where the CSDE Logo Comes From?

The CSDE logo, designed by Marvin Oliver, features a male and female salmon. The pairing signifies fertility, migration, and mortality—three core subjects of demography. CSDE recently heard from Pete Guest, formed CSDE Director, about the origins of our intricate logo, here’s what we learned:

“In the mid-1990s, I was the interim director of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington. I was inspired to find a young Native American artist, Marvin Oliver, to make a logo for us. 

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