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.

Unless otherwise noted, all Seminars are held from 12:15 to 1:15 PM on Mondays. For Fall 2020 all seminars will be held online. 

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

Fall 2020 Schedule

All fall seminars will be hosted on virtually on Zoom from 12:15 - 1:15 Central Time (unless otherwise noted). 

Please note - the Zoom links have been updated. 

SEPTEMBER 14

Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma? Reconceptualizing Technology and Healthy Aging
Jerry Jacobs, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania | Watch the Recording

SEPTEMBER 21

Patterns of Social Network Change and Homeostasis in Later Life: Results from a National Survey
Benjamin Cornwell, Sociology, Cornell University  | Watch the Recording

SEPTEMBER 28

Lactation, Human Milk, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Health and Disease 
Ellen Demerath, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota | Watch the Recording 

OCTOBER 5

Life Course Trajectories of Family Care: Implications for Care Policy
Janet Fast, Human Ecology, University of Alberta | Watch the Recording

OCTOBER 12

Long-Run Trends and Selection in Breastfeeding in the United States
Emily Oster, Economics, Brown University | Watch the Recording

OCTOBER 19

The Black Deaths America Treats as Normal (and How to Stop)
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota | Watch the Recording

OCTOBER 26

Immigration and the American Dream over Two Centuries 
Ran Abramitzky, Economics, Stanford | (This seminar was not recorded, per speaker's request)

NOVEMBER 2

A Duboisian Framework for Humanizing Data 
Ivory Achebe Toldson, Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies, Howard University | Watch the Recording

NOVEMBER 9

OVPR/MPC COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants: Motivation and Early Results from Four Teams | Zoom Link
Ryan DemmerEpidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota 
Jesse Berman, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota and Gillian Tarr, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota
Susan Marshall Mason, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota
Ruby Nguyen, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

NOVEMBER 16

Social Structure and Locus of Control Across the Life Course  
Melissa Hardy, Sociology, Penn State University Zoom Link (This seminar will not be recorded)

NOVEMBER 23

Current Population Survey Microdata from IPUMS: New Developments and Future Plans
Sarah Flood, IPUMS, University of Minnesota | Zoom Link

NOVEMBER 30

Creating and Using Measures of Structural Racism: A Panel Discussion Zoom Link
Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota 
David Van Riper, ISRDI, University of Minnesota 
Rachel Hardeman, Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota 

DECEMBER 7

Time Use and Emotional Wellbeing of Family Caregivers: The Role of Dementia
Vicki Freedman, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan  Zoom Link

DECEMBER 14

Girl Child Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence, and Health in Conakry, Guinea 
Yvette Efevbera, Global Health Specialist, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  | 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.