Fall 2019 Colloquium


The Penn Population Studies Colloquium Series co-sponsored by the Population Aging Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania meets most Mondays from 12-1 PM during the academic year. The Fall 2021 Colloquium Series will be hosted in-person in McNeil 395. The Population Studies Center adheres to the policies implemented by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and University regarding protections in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. SAS and University regulations supersede the specific practices at the PSC, especially since many issues are still in flux. See the latest announcement from the University.

Specific guidelines for the Fall 2021 Colloquium:

Vaccination requirements: All students, faculty, staff, postdocs, and other campus partners, including outside visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those who qualify for an exemption.

Sign-up sheet: Attendees are required to fill out a sign-up sheet with their contact information for possible contact tracing. The PSC uses the template provided by SAS. By signing this sheet you attest that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR are a Penn community member enrolled in the Penn Cares testing program. We will implement the sign-up through two mechanisms:
1) Google sheet: the morning of the colloquium we will circulate a google sign-up sheet. If you plan to attend the colloquium, we ask you to include your name and contact information, in advance.
2) In-person sign-up sheet: for those who did not enter their information on the google sheet we will have a physical sign-up sheet outside the colloquium room for you to include your name and contact information.

Face covering: Face covering is required while indoors, including during the colloquium or individual meetings with the visitor. The PSC office will have extra masks in case you need one.

Food is not allowed during the talk.

Social distance should be observed whenever possible.

Meetings: Group meetings with the visitor, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be reserved to no more than 4 people on a first-come, first-served base. Sign-up sheets for these group meetings will be distributed the week before the talk. Sign up here to meet with speakers individually or to participate in the networking lunch, speaker availability will be listed as soon as we have updates, approximately a week before the talk. Contact Dawn Ryan if you are interested in meeting with the speaker.

If you are interested in speaking at one of our colloquium sessions, please contact Emilio Parrado or Iliana Kohler. Population Studies Center events may be photographed and/or video recorded for educational and promotional use.

Privacy Statement: The colloquium series may be recorded for the purpose of dissemination on the Population Aging Research Center and Population Studies Center websites, social media platforms, and on the PSC YouTube channel. If you prefer not to be recorded, please be sure to keep your video and microphone off during the talk and Q&A portion.


September 2019

September 9, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Damon Centola Associate Professor of Communication - University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication
Location: McNeil 150
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September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fernando Riosmena Associate Professor of Geography - University of Colorado, Boulder
Location: McNeil 150
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September 23, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alex Shpenev Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania, Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics
Location: McNeil 150
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September 30, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meghan Skira Associate Professor - University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
Location: McNeil 150


October 2019

October 7, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Abigail Weitzman Assistant Professor - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: McNeil 150
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October 14, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Joshua Wassink Postdoctoral Fellow - Princeton University
Location: McNeil 150

October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alberto Ciancio Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
Location: McNeil 150
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October 28, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Elizabeth Frankenberg Director, Carolina Population Center & Professor of Sociology - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Location: McNeil 150


November 2019

November 4, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zai Liang Professor of Sociology - University at Albany SUNY
Location: McNeil 150

November 11, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jordan Conwell Assistant Professor of Sociology & Educational Policy Studies - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: McNeil 150
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December 2019

December 2, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Andrea Verhulst Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies
Location: McNeil 150