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Heather D. Hill and Scott W. Allard Selected as Russel Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars January 23rd, 2020
CSDE Research

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) announced the selection of 17 Visiting Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year, including CSDE Affiliates Heather D. Hill and Scott W. Allard. While in residence at RSF in New York City, Hill will write a book documenting the experiences of low-wage workers in Seattle during the early twenty-first century as the city experienced rapid population and job growth, skyrocketing costs of living, and a new minimum wage ordinance.

OSTP Request for Public Comment on Desirable Repository Characteristics January 23rd, 2020

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking public comments on a draft set of desirable characteristics of data repositories used to locate, manage, share, and use data resulting from Federally funded research. The purpose of this effort is to identify and help Federal agencies provide more consistent information on such desirable characteristics for data subject to agency Public Access Plans and data management and sharing policies. Optimization and improved consistency in agency-provided information for data repositories is expected to reduce the burden for researchers.

Towards a Black Historical Ecology (1/24/2020) January 21st, 2020
Demography Event
When: 01/24/2020 3:30-5:30pm
Where: Denny Hall (DEN 313)

The transatlantic slave trade era – marked by chattel slavery, racial capitalism, and exploitative plantation economies – radically transformed societies and environments in the Americas. In this talk, Dr. Dunnavant expands upon a Black Historical Ecology framework with insights from recent excavations at the Estate Little Princess in St. Croix. Drawing from an array of archaeological, historical and environmental data, he argues that the development of plantation slavery elicited lasting ecological changes as colonial planters developed exploitative monocrop agricultural systems and enslaved Africans established themselves in the Caribbean.

2020 Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods January 21st, 2020
Demography Event
When: 05/26/2020
Where: UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley’s BIMI is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 3rd annual Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM). The 10-day workshop will train early-career researchers and beginning faculty in: (1) conceptualizing, measuring and imputing legal status in migration studies; (2) studying immigration through social media and computational analysis; and (3) current frontiers in research on migration and health. The institute will also include sessions on research ethics and professionalization.

Pardee RAND Faculty Leaders Program Conference January 21st, 2020
When: 07/10/2020
Where: Santa Monica, California

The Pardee RAND Graduate School is looking for graduates who are passionate about implementing public policy education that would highlight the diversity of voices in their home institutions, for a five-day policy implementation training conference. Selected participants will gain the knowledge/skills required to make change in their communities and to inspire their students to consider careers and advance study in public policy.

Global Urban Studies Faculty Member January 21st, 2020
Where: Rutgers University

The Department of Global Urban Studies at Rutgers University is looking for a Faculty member to join their department. Their Global Urban Studies builds policy-oriented, interdisciplinary and global knowledge about cities through innovative curriculum and external research grounded in the social sciences. The PhD faculty member candidate will be specialized in one or more of the following: gentrification, internal migration & immigration, race & ethnicity, urban economics, etc.

Assistant Professor – Department of International Affairs January 21st, 2020
Where: University of Georgia (Open until filled)

The Department of International Affairs (DIA) at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure track position in ethnicity, race, and migration at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2020. They are particularly interested in candidates who couple ethnicity, race, and migration with teaching and reseaerch interestes in political violence/underrepresented regions, international law, refugees, etc. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated ability to produce high quality research, show promise of attracting external funding and teaching effectiveness,

Webinar: Employment Services for Refugees-Leveraging Mainstream U.S. Systems and Funding (1/23/2020) January 21st, 2020
Demography Event
When: 01/23/2020 11:00 A.M. PT
Where: Webinar


Essey Workie, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, Senior Fellow, National Skills Coalition

Sarah Peterson, Chief, Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, and Washington State Refugee Coordinator, Economic Services Administration, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Karen Phillippi, Director, New American Integration, Office of Global Michigan, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

A key goal of the U.S. refugee resettlement program is to help refugees rapidly find employment.

Labor and Social Justice Scholarships January 21st, 2020

Are you an undergrad passionate about social justice? A graduate student writing a dissertation on a labor-related topic? A busy activist building a student group or union campaign? You are in luck! Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. The Bridges Center is currently seeking applicants from all three UW campuses and from students at all stages of education and experience, graduate and undergraduate.

UW Labor Studies Social (1/23/2020) January 21st, 2020
Demography Event
When: 01/23/2020 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: HUB, Room 340

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm • HUB, Room 340

You are invited to join this meet-and-greet dedicated to networking Labor Studies faculty and students at the University of Washington.

  • Meet other faculty and students interested in Labor Studies from departments across campus
  • Learn more about scholarships and research grants opportunities
  • Learn about internship opportunities with local labor organizations
  • Meet Seattle area labor leaders
  • Enjoy drinks and refreshments!