IHDSC Seminar Series 2008-2009

Fall 2008


Tuesday, September 16

Daniel McFarland, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology and Business, Stanford University

Prof. McFarland's research focuses on the social aspect of education, and discovering the link between social trends and improving educational structure.

Title: "We just clicked - Prosody and accommodation in social bond formation"


Tuesday, October 28

Ajay Chaudry; Director of Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population; Urban Institute

Dr. Chaudry's research examines the development of young children through various factors including Head Start, poverty, and income support.

Title: "The development of children of immigrants and U.S. immigration policy"


Tuesday, November 4

Paul Montgomery, Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Intervention, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford

Title: "Evidence-based interventions: Change you can believe in."

[Co-Sponsored with NYU's Child Study Center]


Tuesday, November 18

Monica Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Psychology, SUNY Albany

Title: "Promoting parenting competencies conducive to children's cognitive engagement and self regulation in mothers at risk for child abuse and neglect" 

[Co-Sponsored with NYU's Department of Applied Psychology, doctoral program in developmental psychology]

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Wednesday, November 19

Lawrence Wu, Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for Advanced Social Science Research; Deputy Director, IHDSC, New York University

Title: "Insights from a sequential hazard model of sexual initiation and premarital first births."

[Co-Sponsored with CASSR]


Tuesday, December 2

Daniela Del Boca, Professor of Economics, University of Turin; Director, CHILD; Visiting Professor of Economics, New York University

Title: "Household membership decisions of adult children."

[Co-Sponsored with CASSR]

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Spring 2009


Tuesday, May 5

Matthew Wiswall, Assistant Professor of Economics, New York University

Title: "Household choices, family structure and child development"

Location: Puck Building (295 Lafayette Street), 4th Floor Conference Room

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to ihdsc@nyu.edu, and please include your title and affiliation.

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Tuesday, January 27

Patrick Sharkey, Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York University

Title: "The legacy of disadvantage: Neighborhood effects over multiple generations"


Wednesday, March 4

Shelley Lundberg, Director, Center for Research on Families; Castor Professor of Economics, University of Washington

Title: "Psychological traits and family outcomes"

[Co-Sponsored with CASSR]


Tuesday, March 31

Maria LaRusso, Visiting Research Scholar, Institute of Human Development and Social Change

Title: "Integrating quantitative and qualitative methods to understand child and adolescent social development in context"

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Tuesday, April 7

Janis Kupersmidt, President and CEO, innovation Research & Training, Inc.

Title: "Media literacy education as a means of substance abuse prevention with elementary and middle school students"

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Tuesday, April 21

Jeffrey Smith, Faculty Associate of Institute for Social Research, Professor of Department of Economics; University of Michigan

Title: "Using experiments as benchmarks for non-experimental estimators of causal effects: What have we learned?"

[Co-Sponsored with CASSR and IES-PIRT Proseminar Series]

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Wednesday, April 29

Susan E. Mayer, Professor and Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago

Title: "Cautionary tales about intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity"

[Co-Sponsored with NYU's Department of Sociology]