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CSDE Computational Demography Group May 23rd, 2017
Demography Event
When: 05/25/2017 12:00 PM
Where: University of Washington, Raitt 114

The next meeting of the CSDE Computational Demography Group will be this Thursday, May 25th, at 12 noon in Raitt 114.

Daniel Promislow and Ben Harrison ( will share their experience with data and methods that they use in the context of a systems biology perspective on biodemography.

As usual, everyone is welcome, and pizza/light refreshments will be served.

Instructor in Social Work/Sociology May 23rd, 2017
Where: Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College (NCC), a member of the State University of NY (SUNY) system of Colleges and Universities, is a diverse and multi-cultural campus. NCC provides equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital, or veteran status. NCC promotes positive efforts in recruitment to achieve equity and inclusion and is conducting a search to fill anticipated staff and administrative vacancies. All vacancies are filled pending budget approval.

Michelle O’Brien Publishes Research on Russian Migration and Ethnic Nationalism May 23rd, 2017
CSDE Research

Michelle O’Brien, CSDE Funded Fellow and doctoral student in Sociology at UW, recently published a paper in Migration Studies examining ties between ethnic migration and sociopolitical pressure in Russia. O’Brien argues that push factors from anti-minority nationalist parties have encouraged greater out-migration among ethnic minorities. Her studies suggest that ethnic minorities are not inherently inclined to migrate more than majority groups–they are simply pressured into doing so by political sentiment.

You can read the full publication by logging in with your UW NetID below.

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology May 23rd, 2017
Where: Eastern New Mexico University

Eastern New Mexico University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology position beginning August 2017. We seek a cultural anthropologist whose areas of focus may include some of the following: ecology, human behavioral ecology, ethnobotany, transnationalism, Southwest border issues, and North American indigenous ethnography. We prefer someone with an active research agenda and online teaching experience; a background in qualitative methods, digital methods, or GIS would be desirable. The successful candidate must be willing to run a summer field school on a rotational basis.

Call for Papers: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences Symposium May 23rd, 2017
When: 10/26/2017
Where: University of Maryland

SocArXiv will host the inaugural O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26 and 27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. The symposium will (a) highlight research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) bring together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitate exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv.

Submissions on the following topics are welcomed:

  1. Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging, Care, and Well-being May 23rd, 2017
Where: Barcelona, Spain

Working under the direction of Dr. Bruno Arpino, the post-doctoral fellow will undertake research on ageing, care and wellbeing using longitudinal and cross-national data sets. The selected applicant will investigate how multiple roles influence health and wellbeing of older people and the moderator effects of policies and other contextual factors. This position is linked to the multi-national research project titled “Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes (CREW).” More information of the CREW project can be found at

René Flores and India Ornelas Honored with Latinx Faculty Awards May 22nd, 2017

CSDE Affiliates Professor René Flores (Sociology) and Professor India Ornelas (Health Services) were both recognized with Latinx Faculty Awards by the UW’s Latino Center for Health for their distinguished scholarly accomplishments, advocacy, and leadership this year on behalf of Latina/o communities and needs. Award recipients either were promoted to associate professor or professor, published an article in a high-impact journal, published a book, secured a major grant, or are retiring during or near the end of the academic year.

Call for Abstracts: International Population Geography Conference May 22nd, 2017
When: 06/29/2017
Where: University of Washington

Professors Mark Ellis and Suzanne Withers invite abstracts from CSDE students who are interested in presenting a paper at the International Population Geography Conference to be held on the UW campus from Thursday June 29 – Saturday July 1, 2017.

The conference website provides some information on the conference and its history.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, the registration fee will be waived. Send Professor Ellis your title and abstract–he will kindly connect you with the UW conference coordinator,

Brown-bag Talk with Dan Goldhaber: Tracing the Evolution of Teacher Quality Gaps in U.S. Public Schools May 22nd, 2017
Demography Event
When: 05/25/2017 12:30 PM
Where: University of Washington, Savery 410

Abstract: There is mounting evidence of substantial “teacher quality gaps” (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students, but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states—Washington and North Carolina—to provide a descriptive history of the evolution of TQGs in these states. We find that TQGs exist in every year in each state and for all measures we consider of student disadvantage and teacher quality.

CSDE Highlights from PAA 2017 May 22nd, 2017
CSDE Research

CSDE is pleased to provide travel scholarships for a number of its Certificate Trainees and training grant Fellows in order for them to present their research to the national community. One of the key meetings for our students is the Population Association of America meeting, held this year in Chicago on April 27 – 29, 2017. Here are some stories from several of our students who attended. If you would like to help CSDE support travel to upcoming conferences,