Minnesota Demography and Aging Seminar

MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. Seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters. 

Please contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

To watch previous seminar recordings, visit the ISRDI YouTube channel.


SPRING 2022 Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar schedule is flexible this semester and subject to change. All seminars will have the option to attend virtually. Notice about hybrid or any in-person event details will be clearly communicated closer to the event. We will be keeping in mind the University's policies, COVID-19 numbers in our community, and input from our speakers and community when making decisions. 


Monday, January 31  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Climate change and Food Security - Evidence that connects changes in temperature, rainfall and vegetation dynamics to nutrition and human health outcomes

Molly Brown, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland  |  Zoom Link


Monday, February 7  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Surveillance, Sampling, and Social Inequalities: Lessons Learned from Early in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Tim Bruckner, Public Health, University of California, Irvine  |  Zoom Link


Monday, February 14  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Equal Partners? How Dual-Professional Couples Make Career, Relationship, and Family Decisions

Jaclyn Wong, Sociology, University of South Carolina  |  Zoom Link


Monday, February 21  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

COVID-19 and the Uneven Stress of Social Change: Remote Work and Subjective Well-Being

Wen Fan, Sociology, Boston College  |  Zoom Link


Monday, February 28  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Title to be Announced

Maggie Koerth, Senior Science Writer at FiveThirtyEight  |  Zoom Link


Monday and Tuesday, March 14  - 15 

Minnesota Population Center (MPC) and Center for Antiracist Research for Health Equity (CARHE) Population Dynamics Barn Raising on Measures of Structural Racism


Monday, March 21  |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Racism and the Mechanisms Maintaining Black Families' Income Inequality

Deadric Williams, Sociology, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville  |  Zoom Link


Monday, March 28 |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Race/Ethnicity, Racism, and Population Health in the United States: The Straightforward, The Complex, Innovations, and the Future

Robert Hummer, Sociology, University of North Carolina  |  Zoom Link


Monday, April 4 |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

A Great Reset? How Work Changed During the Pandemic

Scott Schieman, Sociology, University of Toronto  |  Zoom Link


Monday, April 11 |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Views of Resilience with a Focus on Context

Chalandra Bryant, Department of Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota  |  Zoom Link


Monday, April 18 |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Title to be Announced

Marc Garcia, Sociology, Syracuse University  |  Zoom Link


Monday, April 25 |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Can Community Demographics Help Predict Political Conflict?

Elizabeth Heger Boyle, Sociology, University of Minnesota  |  Zoom Link


Monday, May 2nd |  12:15 - 1:15 PM CT

Title to be Announced

Jenna Nobles, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison  |  Zoom Link


Previous Seminar Series:

Since 2004, the MPC has been bringing national and international demographers to Minnesota to share their research at our Seminar Series. Click on the links below to see a listing of previous MPC Seminar Series presentations and speakers. If you would like more information regarding a past presentation, please contact mpc@umn.edu.