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Sarah Elwood Explores Disruptive Poverty Politics September 16th, 2018
CSDE Research

In a recent publication CSDE Affiliate Sarah Elwood, Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington, and co-author Victoria Lawson explore how creative activism can introduce disruptive poverty politics.

Elwood and Lawson focus their research on Real Change, an organization based in Seattle, that publishes a weekly newspaper with content focused on poverty and homeless issues. The newspaper is sold by self-employed vendors, many of whom are houseless. The mission of Real Change is “to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic,

Katarina Guttmannova Adapts Proven Prevention Program for Native Americans September 16th, 2018
CSDE Research

The Communities That Care (CTC) prevention system has proven success in reducing substance abuse among youths. NIH’s National Institue on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently featured the work of CSDE Affiliate Katarina Guttmannova, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UW’s School of Social Work, investigating how to best adapt CTC for Native American communities.

Key to the CTC program is its assessment tool, which helps communities identify and address risk factors for youths.

Call for Papers: American Real Estate Society 2019 Meeting September 16th, 2018
Where: American Real Estate Society

The American Real Estate Society (ARES) Annual Meeting provides a global forum for academics, industry researchers and policy makers to discuss issues across all areas of relevance to real estate. The meeting contains a mixture of paper sessions and panels, while the plenary Critical Issues Seminar provides an opportunity to consider key topical issues and is organized in association with major professional associations.

INVITATION TO SUBMIT PAPERS Scholars and professionals are invited to submit papers in the following research areas: Appraisal/ Valuation;

Washington Counts: The Decennial Census in the Digital Age September 16th, 2018
When: 09/25/2018 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where: The Seattle Foundation

The Decennial Census is the largest civic action undertaken in the United States. It drives congressional reapportionment and redistricting; the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding annually; and countless legal, policy, business, and philanthropic decisions. Amidst the first-ever digital Census, at a time when our tech and media landscape looks entirely different than it did in the last Decennial Census in 2010, we are faced with both new challenges and new opportunities to ensure that everyone gets counted.

Postdoctoral Researcher: “Early-Life Stressors and LifeCycle Health” September 16th, 2018
Where: The French Institute for Demographic Research

The French Institute for Demographic Research (INED, Paris) is currently recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a H2020-funded project, “LifeCycle – Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health”. The post holder will work in particular on the characteristics of immigrant parents, the context of sending and host countries, and the impact of these characteristics on the well-being of young children, using the new French birth cohort, Elfe, but also in comparison to other European cohorts. The post is open from January 2019.

Request for Abstracts: Population and Public Policy Conference (2/8-2/9) September 16th, 2018
Where: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Second Biennial Population and Public Policy Conference will take place Feb. 8-9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Speakers will include Dr. Douglas Massey, author of Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times; and Timothy P. Olson, the U.S. Census Bureau’s associate director for field operations. This interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students is an excellent platform for sharing recent innovations, trends, challenges and solutions to population and public policy issues.

Request for Proposals: Pioneering Ideas September 16th, 2018
Where: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.

While improving the status quo is vital to the health and well-being of millions of Americans now,

Adjunct Lecturer: Geography September 16th, 2018
Where: SUNY Cortland

The department is establishing a pool of applicants to fill potential part-time temporary teaching positions and full-time visiting faculty position openings. (Please note: FT Visiting positions are rare and they should not be the sole purpose for your application.)

Major Responsibilities

A classroom based 3 credit hour course pays $2750 per class.The department typically hires for the courses/subject areas listed below but this list is not all inclusive. Other courses/subject areas may become available within the department.

Assistant Professor: Urban/ Economic Geography September 16th, 2018
Where: University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Urban or Economic Geography, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

A PhD or equivalent international degree or enrollment in a PhD or equivalent international degree program is a basic qualification at the time of application.

The Geography Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty,

Assistant Professor of Sociology September 16th, 2018
Where: Stanford University

The Department of Sociology at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with particular interest in computational social science. We seek scholars with an innovative research program and a commitment to outstanding teaching. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement (not longer than 3 pages) describing research interests (including plans for the next 3-5 years),