Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Message from CSDE Director, Sara Curran

Posted: 9/26/2019 ()

Welcome to the 2019 academic year. At CSDE we are looking forward to a productive year with lots of events, seminars, working groups, and collaborative initiatives. Our seminar series for this autumn will be an engaging one. We’re delighted that one of our visiting scholars, Amy Bailey (visiting from the University of Illinois at Chicago), is chairing this year’s seminar series. You can download a printable PDF calendar. Some highlights for this autumn include: CSDE Affiliate Professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen (UW School of Social Work) speaking about her team’s research concerning aging within the LGBTQ community, Dr. Zack Almquist (Facebook) presenting his research about what can be learned about the demography of disasters via online data, Dr. Peter Morrison discussing the algorithms used to analyze census data for redistricting purposes, an excellent panel of CSDE experts discussing the social demography of homelessness, Professor Julia Behrman (Northwestern Univ.) speaking on her research about reproductive health in Africa, and a special author meets critic session to discuss CSDE Affiliate Professor Scott Allard’s book Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty. On December 6, we’ll close out the quarter with lightening talks and a poster session produced by our brilliant demography trainees! We look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks to support from the Evans School, we have a new information and communications RA, Sehej Singh. Sehej is a second year MPA student and is your go to person for all announcements and news items. She will be working with CSDE during the entire academic year to translate your research for news stories, help with press releases, and keep our website full of great content. Don’t hesitate to send an email to with your news items and address the note to Sehej! Her office is now in 206 Raitt Hall. Please stay in the loop by signing up for our calendar of events. Don’t forget: CSDE’s opening reception is October 4, 12:30-1:30 PM in 313 Denny Hall. You can meet new affiliates, catch up with veteran affiliates, meet our new staff, connect with trainees. There will be plenty of food and refreshments. We’ll see you there!

Date: 09/24/2019