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The following list contains seminars delivered by the Sociology Department, as well as other departments and centres at McGill. More information on external seminars (including slides from past presentations) may be available on the following sites: Centre on Population Dynamics; Social Studies of Medicine Seminars; Centre for Research on Children and Families Seminars. 

Fall 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014
Sept, 17, 12:00-13:00 PM Raphael Godefroy, Economics, Université de Montréal "Women's rights and fertility - Evidence from Nigeria" Leacock 429
Sept. 24, 12:00-13:00 PM Mark Daku, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University "Exploring the Political Determinants of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa" Leacock 429
OCTOBER 2014
Oct. 1, 12:00-13:00 PM Sam Harper, Epidemiology, McGill University  "Trends in Racial Inequalities in Life Expectancy among US States: Progress and Pitfalls" Leacock 429
Oct. 3, 2:00-3:30 PM Tristan Mabry, Department of National Security Affairs, School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School "Nationalism versus Islamism: the politics of language in Muslim minority mobilizations" Leacock 738
Oct. 8, 12:00-13:00 PM Raquel Fonseca, Economics, UQÀM "Does Retirement Make you Happy? A Simultaneous Equations Approach" Leacock 429
Oct. 15, 12:00-13:00 PM Scott T. Yabiku, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University "Migration, Schooling Aspirations, and the Role of Sending Community Context" Leacock 429
Oct. 22, 12:00-13:00 PM Ashley Naimi, Obstetrics and Gynecology, McGill University "Assessing the Impact of Hypothetical Interventions to Reduce Racial Disparities in Preterm Birth" Leacock 429
Oct. 24, 3:30-5:00 PM Cris Beauchemin, INED (France’s National Demographic Institute) Reunifying versus Living Apart Together Across Borders: A Comparative Analysis of Sub-Saharan Migration to Europe Leacock 738
Oct. 29, 12:00-13:00 PM Anna Aizer, Economics, Brown University "Inequality, Relative Income and Health at Birth" Leacock 429
NOVEMBER 2014
Nov. 5, 12:00-13:00 PM Amar A. Hamoudi, Public Policy and Economics, Duke Sanford  "Novel Cognitive Skill Measures in a Population-based Survey" Leacock 429
Nov. 12, 12:00-13:00 PM Kenneth Chay, Economics, Brown University "Hospital Insurance, Utilization and Mortality: Evidence from Medicare's Evolution" Leacock 429
Nov. 19, 12:00-13:00 PM Tim-Allen Bruckner, Public Health, University of California, Irvine "Ambient temperature during pregnancy and cold-related adult mortality in a Swedish cohort, 1915-2002" Leacock 429
DECEMBER 2014
Dec. 3, 12:00-13:00 PM Vissého Adjiwanou, DemographyUniversity of Cape Town "Exploring the paradox of intimate partner violence and increased contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa" Leacock 429
Dec. 8, 3:30-5:00 PM Markéta Seidlová, post-doctoral fellow, Charles University in Prague “What Can a City do for Immigrants? A Canadian-French Comparison” (Co-sponsored by the Departments of Geography and Sociology) Leacock 738

 

 

Sociology - Winter 2014

JANUARY
Jan. 12, 12:00-13:30 PM Sally Merry, NYU, Anthropology and Law.  TBA (sponsored jointly with Anthropology and the Faculty of Law) Leacock 738
Jan. 22, 12:00-13:00 PM Pablo Arroyo, Geographic Information Centre, McGill  "Selective logging and landscape structure patterns in five Conservation Areas in Costa Rica" Leacock 429
Jan. 24, 3:00 PM

Rebecca L. ScheweSociology, Mississippi State University

“Normative and political economic barriers to adopting climate change mitigation practices” Leacock 738
Jan. 29, 12:00-13:00 PM Pierre-Carl Michaud, EconomicsUQÀM "Career Disruption and Physiological Dysregulation" Leacock 429
FEBRUARY
Feb. 5, 12:00-13:00 PM Christel Kesler, Sociology, Barnard College  "From Multi-Racial Subjects to Multi-Cultural Citizens: Social Stratification and Ethnic and Racial Classification among Children of Immigrants in the United Kingdom" Leacock 429
Feb. 12, 12:00-13:00 PM Christina Wolfson, Epidemiology, McGill University "The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging:  A Platform for Interdisciplinary Research Leacock 429

Feb. 14, 3:00 PM

Viola Burau, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University

"Coordinating Public Health:  Between Organizational Practice and Governance"

Leacock 738

Feb. 19, 12:00-13:00 PM Gustavo Bobonis, Economics, University of Toronto "Violent Relationships" Leacock 429
Feb. 26,12:00-13:00 PM Christopher Wildeman, Sociology, Yale University "Cumulative Risks of Confirmed Maltreatment and Foster Care Placement for American Children" Leacock 429
MARCH
March 12, 12:00-13:00 PM Andriana Bellou, Economics, Université de Montréal "Baby Boom, Baby Bust and the Great Depression" Leacock 429

March 14, 3:00 PM

Jennifer Fishman, Social Studies of Medicine Department, McGill University

"The Expansion of Fragile X Carrier Testing: Prospective Parenting, Moral Burdens, and Genetic Responsibilities”

Leacock 738

March 19, 12:00-13:00 PM Sarah Brauner-Otto, Sociology, McGill University "The Gendered Nature of Intergenerational Religious Influences and the Timing of First Marriage" Leacock 429
March 24, 4:00-5:30 PM

Nicole Constable, Department of Anthropology, Director, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

The Global Politics of Migrant Labor, Gender, and Everyday Life"

Burnside 426

March 26, 12:00-13:00 PM Rebecca L. Thornton, Economics, University of Michigan "The Demand for Medical Male Circumcision" Leacock 429
APRIL
Apr. 2, 12:00-13:00 PM Sharon M. Lee, Sociology, University of Victoria "Home Alone: Determinants of Living Alone among Older Immigrants in Canada and the U.S." Leacock 429
Apr. 4, 3:00 PM

Matissa Hollister, Organizational Behavior, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

“Trends in employment continuity among mothers in the U.S.”

Leacock 738


 

Sociology - Fall 2013

SEPTEMBER                  
Wed, Sept. 11,
12:00-13:00 PM
Miles Taylor, Sociology, Florida State University
"The Good, the Bad, and the Mean (µ). Limitations and Extensions of Latent Growth Curves in Health Disparities Research"
Leacock 429
Wed, Sept. 18,
12:00-13:00 PM
Damien De Walque, Economics, World Bank
"Cash transfer amd child schooling: evidence from a randomized evaluation of the role of conditionality"
Leacock 429
Fri, Sept. 20,
3:00 PM
Prof Eran ShorDepartment of Sociology, McGill University,
"Shades of Foreign Evil”: “Honour Killings” and “Family Murders” in the Canadian Press.
Leacock 738

 

 OCTOBER                      
Wed, Oct 2, 
12:00-13:00 PM
Mark Stabile,Economics, University of Toronto
"Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD "
Leacock 429
Wed, Oct 9, 
12:00-13:00 PM

Morton Weinfeld, Sociology McGill University
"Issues with the Canadian census relating to counting religious and ethnic minorities: the Jewish Case"

Leacock 429
Wed, Oct. 16, 
12:00-13:00 PM
Lisa Kaida, Sociology, Memorial University
"Too poor to work? Family Poverty and the Employment of Children of Immigrants"
Leacock 429
Fri, Oct. 18, 
3:00 PM

Prof. Edward O. Laumann, [Talk co-sponsored by Centre on Population Dynamics.] George H. Mead Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago.
"The Network Approach to STDs: An Introduction"

Leacock 738

Wed, Oct. 23, 
12:00-13:00 PM

Vida Maralani, Sociology, Yale University
"Understanding the links between education and smoking"

Leacock 429
 

Wed, Oct. 30, 
12:00-13:00 PM

David Rothwell, Social Work, McGill University
"Definition and measurement of asset poverty in Canada"

Leacock 429

 

 NOVEMBER                   
Wed, Nov. 6, 
12:00-13:00 PM
Matissa Holister, School of Management, McGil
"Managerial Diversity and Firm Size in the United States 1971-2004"
Leacock 429
Wed, Nov. 13, 
12:00-13:00 PM
Gustavo Bobonis, Economics, University of Toronto
CANCELLED
Leacock 429
Wed, Nov. 20, 
3:00 PM

Ellen MearaEconomics, Dartmouth
"Unemployment and Disability: Evidence from the Great Recession"

Leacock 429

Fri, Nov. 22, 
3:00 PM

Jerald Hage. Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland-College Park
"Rethinking the Concept of Social Evolution"

Leacock 738

 

Sociology - Winter 2013

APRIL    
Fri, Apr 5
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Prof Eran Shor. Department of Sociology, McGill University,
Why Do They Legislate? A Cross-National Analysis of Terrorism and Counterterrorist Legislation”
Leacock 738

 

MARCH    

Fri, Mar 1
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Gary King, Department of Government, Harvard University. Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor & Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science
"Big Data Is Not About the Data!"
Faculty Club Ballroom

Wed, Mar 13
12:00-1:00 PM

Catherine Haeck, Economics, UQÀM
"Prenatal nutritional program and child health at birth: empirical evaluation of the impact of the OLO program in Canada"
Leacock 429
Wed, Mar 20
12:00-1:00 PM
Laurent Roy, Census Operations, Statistics Canada
"National Household Survey: collection, quality and dissemination"
Leacock 429

Fri, Mar 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Andreas Wimmer
Cultural Distance, Blocked Assimilation, or Oppositional Culture? Immigrant Acculturation in 24 European Countries
Leacock 738
Wed, Mar 27
12:00-1:00 PM
Erica Field, Economics, Duke University
"Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India"
Leacock 429

 

 

FEBRUARY

   

Mon, Feb 4th
12:00 - 13:00

Kenneth Hill, Department of Global Health and Population, Havard School of Public Health
"Life and Death in African Slums"
429 Leacock
Wed, Feb 13th
12:00 - 13:00
Leslie Roberts, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia Population Research Centre
"Problems of passive surveillance for sensitive events in times of war: when is health information propaganda?"
429 Leacock
Wed, Feb 20th
12:00 - 13:00
Seth Richards-Shubik, Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College
"Peer Effects in Sexual Initiation: Separating Demand and Supply Mechanisms"
429 Leacock

 
Fri, Feb 22th
15:00 - 17:00
Richard Lachmann, Sociology Department, University at Albany
"From Consensus to Paralysis in the United States, 1960-2010"
738 Leacock
Wed, Feb 27th
12:00 - 13:00
TBA 429 Leacock

 

 

JANUARY
   
Friday, Jan 11
3:00 pm

Professor Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Department of Sociology, McGill University
"Understanding the Role of Policy in Health Inequalities"

Leacock 738
Wednesday, Jan. 16
12:00-13:00 PM

Steven Lehrer, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
"Gene-Environment Interactions, Health Behaviors and Public Policy"

Leacock 429

Wednesday, Jan. 23
12:00-13:00 PM

Alain Bélanger, INRS, Urbanisation, culture et société
"Population Aging, Immigration and Future Labor Shortage : Myths and Virtual Reality"

Leacock 429
Wednesday, Jan. 30
12:00-13:00 PM

Fabian Lange, Economics, McGill University
"Fertility Transitions along the Extensive and Intensive Margins"

Leacock 429

 

Sociology - Fall 2012

SEPTEMBER    

Wednesday,
Sept. 19
12:00-1:00 PM

Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University
"The Québec convergence and Canadian life satisfaction, 1985-2008"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Sept. 20
3:00 PM

Matthew Lange, Sociology, McGill University
The Missionary Origins of Ethnic Violence

Leacock 738

Wednesday,
Sept. 26
12:00-1:00 PM  

Michael Haan, Sociology, University of New Brunswick
"To the excess?: Household dynamics and outcomes in men and women's long-distance commuting"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Sept. 29
1:00 -2:30 PM
Evelyne Massa, Sociology, Oxford University
"Political Agency, Resistance and Protest in the UK Immigration Detention System”
McGill Political Sociology Workshop
Leacock 738
October    

Wednesday, 
Oct. 3

12:00-1:00 PM  

Aniruddha (Bobby) Das, Sociology, McGill University
"Some recent findings in the biosociology/biodemography of aging"
Leacock 429
Friday, 
Oct. 5
3:30 PM

Erik Kahunta, Sociology, University of Washington
"Structural Crises and Institutional Legacies: Explaining Patterns of State Formation in Southeast Asia" 

 

Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Oct. 10
12:00-1:00 PM
Becky Pettit, Sociology, University of Washington
"Invisible Men:  Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress"
Leacock 927
Wednesday,
Oct. 17
12:00-1:00 PM
Rachel Margolis, Sociology, Western University
"Happiness Before and After the Kids: The Importance of Parental Well-being for Understanding Low Fertility"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Oct. 24
12:00-1:00 PM

Eran Shor. Sociology, McGill University

"A Paper Ceiling? The Origins of Gender Inequality in Printed News Coverage, 1880-2008"

Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Oct. 31
12:00-1:00 PM

Marie-France Raynault, Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal
"Measuring Social Inequalities in Health: Going Beyond Description to Support Intervention"

Leacock 429
NOVEMBER    

Thursday,
Nov. 1,
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Robert Whitley, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
"Social defeat or social resistance? Reaction to fear of crime among low-income African Americans with a severe mental illness" 
Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Nov. 7,
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jean-Baptiste Pingault, Social and Preventive Medicine, Université de Montréal
"Three-dimensional behavioral trajectories based on two informants: estimation with KmL3D software and predictive values" 
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Nov. 14,
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Catherine Deri Armstrong, Economics, University of Ottawa
"Virginity and Educational Attainment: Evidence from Canadian Micro Data"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Nov. 15,
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Morton Weinfeld, Department of Sociology, McGill University
"Multicultural Minorities and the Dilemma of Dual/divided Loyalties: The Jewish Case"

 

Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Nov. 21,
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Miles Corak, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
 "Age at immigration and the adult attainments of child migrants"
Leacock 429

 


Past

 

Winter 2012

January    
Wednesday,
Jan. 18
12:00-1:00 PM
Arnout van de Rijt, Sociology, Stony Brook University
"The Social Stratification of Fame"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Jan. 25
12:00-1:00 PM
Philip Merrigan, Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
"The impact of the Quebec School Reform on Mathematics: results from NLSCY"
Leacock 429

 

February    
Wednesday,
Feb. 1
12:00-1:00 PM
Arthur Spirling,Department of Government, Harvard University
"Partisan Convergence in Executive-Legislative Interactions: Modeling Debates in the House of Commons, 1832-1915"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Feb. 8
12:00-1:00 PM
Tom van der Meer, Political Science, Universiteit van Amsterdam 
"The (in)explicable (ir)rationality of political trust in Europe"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Feb. 9
1:00-2:30 PM
Prof. Francesco Duina, Department of Sociology at Bates College
"Frames, Scripts, and the Making of Regional Trade Agreements Worldwide"
Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Feb. 15
1:00 -2:30 PM
Decio Coviello, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC
"The Inefficiency of Worker Time Use"
Leacock 429
  Reading Week  
Wednesday,
Feb. 29
1:00 -2:30 PM

Hélène Vézina, Human Sciences, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

"Ancestral origins and the genetic heritage of Quebec_regional populations"

Leacock 429

 

March    
Friday,
Mar. 2
2:00-3:30 PM
Marc Epprecht, Queens University
"What does the "crisis of masculinity" mean in African Studies"
 ISID Speaker Series
Arts 160
Wednesday,
Mar. 7
12:00-1:00 PM
Jay Kaufman, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University
"Nature versus Nurture in the Explanations for Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Mar. 14
12:00-1:00 PM
Sébastien Breau, Geography, McGill University 
"Unpacking the geographical dimensions of income inequality in Canada"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Mar. 15
4:00 PM
Jocelyn Viterna, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
“Radical or Righteous?  Using Gender to Shape Public Perceptions of Political Violence in El Salvador”
Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Mar. 21
12:00-1:00 PM
Marc Frenette, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) 
"Reducing Barriers to Postsecondary Education Through Innovative Interventions: Evidence from Canadian Field Experiments"
Leacock 429
Friday,
Mar. 23
TBA
TBA TBA
Wednesday,
Mar. 28
12:00-1:00 PM
Wendy D. Manning, Sociology, Bowling Green State University
"Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution: Evidence from a Recent Marriage Cohort"
Leacock 429

Sociology - Fall 2011

SEPTEMBER    
Wednesday,
Sept. 21
12:00-1:00 PM
Laurent Martel, Demography, Statistics Canada
"Future Ethnocultural Composition of the Canadian Population : Key Findings from Demosim"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Sept. 28
12:00-1:00 PM
Jim Engle-Warnick, Economics, McGill University
"Social Exchange and Risk and Ambiguity Preferences"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Sept. 29
1:00 -2:30 PM
Evelyne Massa (Sociology, Oxford University)
"Political Agency, Resistance and Protest in the UK Immigration Detention System”
McGill Political Sociology Workshop
Leacock 738

 

OCTOBER    
Tuesday,
Oct. 4
3:00-5:00 PM
Prof. Robert Funk(Instituto de Asuntos Publicos, Universidad de Chile)
Prof. Philip Oxhorn(Political Science, McGill)
Prof. Marcos Ancelovici (Sociology, McGill)
"Social Movements and Student Protest in Chile: the Beginning of a Post-Pinochet Order?" A Panel Discussion
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Oct. 5
12:00-1:00 PM
Alison Comfort, Health Policy, Harvard University
"Long-term effect of in-utero rainfall on maternal mortality: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Oct. 12
12:00-1:00 PM
Benoît-Paul Hébert, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
"Life events and the timing of retirement: An event history analysis using the 2007 General Social Survey"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Oct. 13
3:00-5:00 PM
Dr. Julia Resnik, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“The Construction of Managerial Discourse in Education : The Case of Israel”
Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Oct. 19
12:00-1:00 PM
Andrea Wilson, Sociology, University of Western Ontario
"The Link Between Childhood Adversity and Adult Health Risk Trajectories"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Oct. 26
12:00-1:00 PM
Hicham Raïq, Sociology, Université de Montréal & Axel van den Berg, Sociology, McGill University
"Family Type and Poverty under Different Welfare Regimes: A Comparison of Canadian Provinces and Select European Countries"
Leacock 429

 

NOVEMBER    
Wednesday,
Nov. 2
12:00-1:00 PM
David John Roelfs, Sociology, University of Louiseville
"Unlikely Locations: Enclosed Malls, Small Markets, and Civic Prestige"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Nov. 9
12:00-1:00 PM
Shelley Clark, Sociology, McGill University
"Single motherhood and child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa:  A life course perspective"
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Nov. 16
12:00-1:00 PM
Stephen Obeng Gyimah, Sociology, Queen's University
“Family Structure, Ethnicity, and The Transition to First Sex in Ghana”
Leacock 429
Wednesday,
Nov. 16
1:00 PM
Dr. Akosua Darkwah, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana, Legon
“The Global Meets the Local: An Analysis of the Impact of Global Economic Reform on Ghanaian Women's Work”
Peterson Hall, Rm 310
Thursday,
Nov. 17
1:00-2:30 PM
George Ross (Jean Monnet Chair at the Université de Montréal)
“The Eurozone Crisis,” McGill Political Sociology Workshop
Leacock 738
Wednesday,
Nov. 23
12:00-1:00 PM
Jacques Ledent, Intégration économique des immigrants, INRS
"Overeducation among salaried workers of immigrant origin in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver : a comparative analysis"
Leacock 429
Thursday,
Nov. 24
3:00-5:00 PM
Elizabeth Jelin, Senior Researcher at CONICET, "Public Memorialization in Perspective: Truth, Justice and Memory of Past Repression in the Southern Cone of South America" Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, Room 2/36, 3640 rue University