Past Speakers

In past years, CWI has welcomed the following speakers to present at our seminar series:

Fall 2019

September 19, 2019, Florencia Torche, “The Normativity of Marriage and the Marriage Premium for Children’s Outcomes”, (Dept. of Sociology, Stanford University)

September 26, 2019, Frank Dobbin, “Faculty Diversity Programs: Best Practices and Worst”, (Dept. of Sociology, Harvard University)

October 10, 2019, Venkat Venkatasubramanian, “How Much Income Inequality is Fair? Surprising Insights from Statistical Mechanics and Game Theory” (Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University)

October 24, 2019, Sandra Black, “Poor Little Rich Kids? The Role of Nature versus Nurture in Wealth and Other Economic Outcomes and Behaviors”, (Dept. of Economics, Columbia University)

October 31, 2019, Eric Knowles  (Dept. of Psychology, NYU) and Monica McDermott, “Class Identities and Attitudes Towards Immigration and Race among Working-Class Whites” (Dept. of Sociology, Arizona State University)

November 7, 2019,  Onoso Imoagene, “Seed and Emotional Remittances: Two Forms of Bidirectional Remittances” (Dept. of Sociology, NYU – Abu Dhabi)

November 14, 2019,  Lars Osberg, “Could “Equality of Opportunity” among Commoners Suffice?”  (Dept. of Economics, Dalhousie University)

November 21, 2019,  Yao Lu  (Dept. of Sociology, Columbia University)

Spring 2019

Edwin Amenta (UCI), Frederick Wherry (Princeton), Tak Wing Chan (University College, London), Lingxin Hao (Johns Hopkins), Kimberlee Shauman (UC Davis), Steven Alvarado (Cornell), Amelie Quesnel-Vallee (McGill), Leslie McCall (CUNY)

Fall 2018

Michael Jacobson (CUNY), Ameed Saabneh (University of Haifa), Barry Eidlin (McGill), Tonya Brito (University of Wisconsin), Alair Maclean (Washington State University), Kieron Barclay (Max Planck Center for Demography), Matthew Hall (University of Washington), Jennifer Heerwig (Stony Brook University), Matthias Thiemann (Sciences Po)

Spring 2018

Guillermina Jasso (NYU), Ken Hou Lin (UT Austin), Pat Sharkey and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa (NYU), Ted Mouw (UNC-Chapel Hill), Anna Haskins (Cornell), David Pedulla (Stanford), Claudia Buchmann (OSU), Hyunjoon Park (U Penn)

Fall 2017

Rajashri Chakrabarti (NY Fed Reserve Bank), Christian Moser (Columbia), Amy Hsin (CUNY), Nathan Kelly (Univ. of Tennessee), Brian Powell (University of Indiana), Paula England (NYU), Joshua Cowen (Michigan State University), Siwei Cheng (NYU)

Spring 2017

Herman van de Werfhorst (University of Amsterdam), Katrin Auspurg (University of Munich), Mitch Duneier (Princeton), Greg Duncan (University of California Irvine), Cecilia Ridgeway (Stanford), Alexes Harris (University of Washington), Ann Owens (USC)

Fall 2016

Paige Skiba (Vanderbilt), Sarah Bruch (University of Iowa), Xi Song (University of Chicago), Paola Guiliano (UCLA), Geoffrey Wodtke (University of Toronto), Cynthia Feliciano (University of California, Irvine), Tamar Kricheli-Katz (Tel Aviv University), Arne Kalleberg (UNC-Chapel Hill)