2021 Spring IRP Seminar Calendar

The spring seminars are being held virtually and connection information is sent to those on the IRP Seminar list in advance. If a video of the past seminar is available a link is provided to the IRP YouTube Channel.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Manasi DeshpandeBeyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance
Manasi Deshpande, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Jessica SimesPunishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment in America
Jessica Simes, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston
Co-sponsored by UniverCity
Video of this seminar is available on the IRP YouTube Channel

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Monica BellPolicing and Residential Segregation: Toward a Research and Policy Agenda
Monica Bell, Associate Professor, Yale Law School and Department of Sociology, Yale University
Video of this seminar is available on the IRP YouTube Channel. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Beth ShinnIn the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What to Do About It
Beth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University
Co-sponsored by UniverCity.
Video of this seminar is available on the IRP YouTube Channel.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Amelie Hecht Universal Free School Meals: Emerging Evidence and Strategies to Promote Uptake
Amelie Hecht, National Poverty Fellow, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE), University of Wisconsin–Madison 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Prentiss DantzlerTemporary Housing or Permanent Communities? Public Housing, Poverty Spells, and Neighborhood Dynamics
Prentiss Dantzler, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies Institute, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Co-sponsored by UniverCity

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Eva RosenThe Voucher Promise: “Section 8” and the Fate of an American Neighborhood
Eva Rosen, Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Co-sponsored by UniverCity.
Video of this seminar is available on the IRP YouTube Channel.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Christina J. CrossColor, Class, and Context: Examining Heterogeneous Family Structure Effects
Christina Cross, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Bruce MeyerPoverty Measurement for the Next Generation: The Final Report of the Interagency Technical Working Group
Bruce D. Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sam TrejoLearning from Flint: The Health and Social Effects of the Flint Water Crisis on Educational Outcomes
Sam Trejo, Assistant Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Tawandra L. Rowell-CunsoloSometimes Less Is More: Designing Antiretroviral Medication Adherence Interventions for Formerly Incarcerated People Living with HIV/AIDS
Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo, Assistant Professor, Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Lunchtime Seminar

Adrian H. HuertaA Preliminary Qualitative Analysis of Former Gang Members Transition into Higher Education
Adrian Huerta, Assistant Professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mariana AmorimUniversal Cash Transfers and Parental Spending on Children: The Case of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend
Mariana Amorim, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Anna Gassman PinesParents Working in the Service Sector During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Effects on Economic and Psychological Well-Being
Anna Gassman Pines, WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Elizabeth CascioToward a Production Function for Preschool Education
Elizabeth Cascio, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Christopher MullerThe Political Economy of Incarceration in the Cotton South, 1910–1925
Christopher Muller, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley