Past Events

2022-2023 | 2021-2022| 2020-2021 | 2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 | 2016-2017 | 2015-2016

| 2014-2015 |2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010

2022-2023 (fall 2022 events)
Organizers: Emily Hannum & Hyunjoon Park

Monday, September 12, 2022 Welcome and planning
Monday, September 19, 2022 Ellen Bryer, Penn Sociology Discussion of Spencer Fellowship application
Monday, September 26, 2022 Alexander Adames, Penn Sociology Practice job talk 1: The cumulative effects of colorism: Race, wealth, and skin tone
Monday, October 3, 2022 Marcus Wright, Penn GSE Early findings – The depths of inclusion: Parents of first generation students and elite institutions
Monday, October 17, 2022 Yezhen (David) Li, Penn Sociology Tenuous assimilation? Friendship network instability among immigrant adolescents (paper presentation)
Monday, October 24, 2022 Autumn Brown, Penn GSE The impact of older sisters on children’s developmental outcomes in Northern Ghana (discussion of paper-in-progress)
Monday, October 31, 2022 Daphne Penn, Penn Sociology and Penn PSC “Proving them wrong”: How Black and Latinx youth understand and respond to stigma (discussion of paper-in-progress)
Thursday, November 3, 2022 Yilin Chiang, National Chengchi University 12:30 pm VIRTUAL ONLY Book Panel for Study Gods, by Yilin Chiang. Panelists: Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Michigan; Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania; Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University; Natasha Warikoo, Tufts University.
Friday, November 11, 2022 Shariq Mohammed, Northeastern and Paul
Mohnen
, Penn
Friday cluster workshop: U.S. educational mobility in the early twentieth century
Monday, November 14, 2022 Hyunjoon Park, Penn Sociology Asian American young adults’ work (book project)
Friday, November 18, 2022 Penn CSCC-NYU Shanghai CASER Workshop on Inequalities and Child Development The Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research at NYU Shanghai hosted a dual-site workshop on inequalities in child development in China. The workshop will feature scholars teleconferencing from institutions around the world to share their findings on various aspects of child development in Chinese societies.
Friday, November 18, 2022 CSCC Policy Roundtable: Current Issues in Children’s Development, Education, and Welfare in China The Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania hosted a policy roundtable on children’s development. Chair: Tanja Sargent, Associate Professor of Education, Culture, and Society, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education; Moderator: Emily Hannum, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; Panelists: Xinyin Chen, Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methods, Penn Graduate School of Education; Liang Du, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, China; Lei Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University.
Monday, November 21, 2022 Megan Reed, Emory E&I Virtual Only WIP: Roka engagements and the hybridization of arranged and “love” marriage in urban India
Friday, December 2, 2022 Jennifer Silva, Indiana Friday cluster workshop: Linking electronic health records and in-depth interviews to uncover barriers to health and wellbeing among women in a disadvantaged coal-mining community
Monday, December 5, 2022 Michael Lachanski, Penn Demography Rural rationality in the history of U.S. schooling: Evidence from linked U.S. censuses

2021-2022
Organizers: Emily Hannum & Hyunjoon Park

Monday, September 13, 2021 Welcome and planning
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Jere Behrman, Penn Economics Prospering through Prospera: CCT Impacts on Educational Attainment and Achievement in Mexico (Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies Internal Speaker (CLALSIS) Event, cross-listed)
Friday, September 17, 2021 Peter Harvey, Penn Sociology 12 pm Friday Cluster Workshop: “Everyone Thinks They’re Special”: Socialization and Self-Concepts in Two Elementary Schools
Thursday, September 23, 2021 Phoebe Ho, University of North Texas Sociology Profiles of Asian American Adulthood (presentation, co-convened with Asia and Asian America Working Group)
Thursday, September 30, 2021 Ziyao Tian, Princeton Sociology Intergenerational Education Mobility of Asian Americans in the Pre-Civil Rights Era (presentation, co-convened with Asia and Asian America Working Group)
Monday, October 4, 2021 Richard Patti, Penn Sociology Educational Expectations of Parents and Students in 2.5 Generation Households (discussion of first-year paper)
Monday, October 11, 2021 Xiuqi (Sukie) Yang, Penn Sociology Migration, Family Living Patterns, and Early Childhood Development in Contemporary China (discussion of potential master’s paper)
Monday, October 18, 2021 Ellen Bryer, Penn Sociology My Debt? Our Debt? Ambiguity and Advantage in Family Financial Assistance for Graduate School (R&R discussion)
Monday, October 25, 2021 Nazar Khalid, Penn Demography Heterogeneous Impacts of Floods on Children’s Education in Rural India: Vulnerabilities by Gender, Age, Caste/Religious Group, and Socioeconomic Status (presentation)
Monday, November 1, 2021 Shaquilla Harrigan, Penn Sociology School Enrollment Disparities Between Ethnic Groups in Ethiopia (discussion of next steps in developing this research paper)
Monday, November 8, 2021 Emily Hannum, Penn Sociology Gender and the Long-term Educational Implications of Multi-Context Childhood Poverty in China (presentation)
Friday, November 19, 2021 Rachel Baker, UC-Irvine 12 pm Friday Cluster Workshop: Measuring Structural Barriers to Student Success: The Case of Curricular Complexity [Zoom only]
Monday, November 22, 2021 Ravaris Moore, Princeton and Loyola Marymount Delays in Crime Reporting after Officer Involved Shootings (presentation)
Monday, November 29, 2021 Noelle Suntheimer, Penn GSE A Latent Class Analysis of Kindergarteners’ Home Stimulation Practices in Ghanaian Households (paper review/discussion)
Monday, December 6, 2021 Joyce Kim, Penn GSE Career Funneling Revisited: How First-Gen, Low-Income Students Resist Pressures and Redefine their Jobs at an Elite University (presentation)
Monday, January 24, 2022 Elena van Stee, Penn Sociology “Parenting and the Transition to Adulthood” (feedback on manuscript)
Friday, February 4, 2022 ChangHwan Kim, University of Kansas 12 pm Friday Cluster Workshop: Intersectionally-Constrained Earnings (Dis)advantage of Black, Hispanic, and Asian American Women [Zoom only]
Monday, February 14, 2022 Rebecca Schut, Penn Demography/Sociology Applications for Restricted Data
Friday, February 25, 2022 Xiaoling Shu, UC-Davis 12 pm Friday Cluster Workshop: Book discussion, Knowledge Discovery in the Social Sciences: A Data Mining Approach. (2020) University of California Press [Zoom only]
Monday, February 28, 2022 Elena van Stee, Penn Sociology Privileged Dependence: Parents’ Class Resources and the Transition to Adulthood (manuscript feedback)
Monday, March 14, 2022 Alex Adames, Penn Sociology Wealth Premiums by College Degree and College Sector (manuscript feedback)
Monday, March 21, 2022 Shaquilla Harrigan, Penn Sociology Hero-preneurs: How Fellowship Programs for African Youth Create Technocrat Leaders (dissertation proposal feedback)
Monday, March 28, 2022 Ellen Bryer, Penn Sociology “Not Nearly as Bad”: Social Comparisons and Responsibility in Debt Management (conference paper and presentation)
Monday, April 4, 2022 Gavin Cook, Princeton University Institutional Bias in Sociology Journals (presentation)
Monday, April 11, 2022 Daphne Penn, University of Pennsylvania Inheriting the South: Race and the Politics of School Demographic Change [Zoom only]
Monday, April 18, 2022 Liying Luo, Penn State Sociology Heterogeneous Effects of Intergenerational Social Mobility: An Improved Method and New Evidence (presentation)
Monday, April 25, 2022 Rehana Odendaal, Penn Sociology & Graduate School of Education Who Funds Youth Leadership for Development in Africa? A Network Analysis of Youth Leadership Programs (presentation)

2020-2021
Organizers: Emily Hannum & Hyunjoon Park

September 10, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Welcome, Introductions, and Planning

September 17, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Allison Dunatchik, Sociology Ph.D. Student and Hyunjoon Park, Penn Sociology
Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences in U.S. High Schoolers’ Homework Time” (paper discussion)

September 24, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Educational trajectories in Chile: Gender, ethnic, and place-of-origin disparities” (dissertation proposal discussion)

September 25, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Jess Calarco, Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University
CLUSTER WORKSHOP: “Avoiding us versus them: How schools’ dependence on privileged “helicopter” parents influences enforcement of rules

October 1, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Megan Reed, Demography and Sociology Ph.D. Student
’Marriage is a Complete Gamble’: Uncertainty on the Indian Marriage Market” (paper discussion)

October 8, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Kai Feng, Demography Ph.D. Student
Children’s Time Use in Routine Housework in U.S. 1997-2014” (paper discussion)

October 15, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Elena Van Stee, Sociology Ph.D. Student and Marcus Wright, GSE Ph.D. Student
2 Presentations: “COVID-19 and First-Generation College Students” (two short reports on ongoing research)

October 22, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Peter Francis Harvey, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“‘What are you Doing?’ Teachers’ Affective Orientations Towards Black Girls” (Working Paper)

October 29, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Planning Meeting, Mini-Conference

November 5, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Substitute or Supplement? Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and the Implications for Inequality” (dissertation chapter)

November 6, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Pawan Dhingra, Professor of American Studies, Amherst College
CLUSTER WORKSHOP: “Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough (BOOK)”

January 22, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Gilberto Q. Conchas, The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professor of Education, Penn State University
CLUSTER WORKSHOP: “The Chicana/o/x Dream: Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success

January 26, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Wensong Shen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Emily Hannum. Penn Sociology
Effect Pathways of Informal Family Separation on Children’s Outcomes: Paternal Labor Migration and Long-term Educational Attainment of Left-behind Children in Rural China” (discussion of paper revisions)

March 5, 2021 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Annette Lareau, Penn Sociology and Shamus Khan, Princeton University
E&I Cluster Workshop: “Annette Lareau Book Talk with Discussion by Shamus Khan (BOOK)”

March 16, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Nadirah Foley, Harvard University
Presentation: “Saying Race, Doing Class: Color Consciousness and Class Evasiveness in an Affluent, Diverse Suburban School

March 23, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Shaquilla Harrigan, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Paper Feedback: “Laboring and Learning: Disentangling Child Labor, Aspirations, and Educational Attainment in Ethiopia

April 6, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Emily Hannum, Penn Sociology and Fan Wang, University of Houston
Paper Feedback: “Fewer, Better Pathways for All? Rural School Consolidation in China’s Minority Regions

April 13, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Alex Adames, Sociology Ph.D. Student and Ellen Bryer, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Racial Differences in Wealth Trajectories during Early Adulthood

April 20, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Elena van Stee, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Presentation: “Autonomy or Dependence? Class Resources and College Students’ Strategies for Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic” (will share paper draft as well)

May 4, 2021 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Virtual Zoom Meeting
Daphne Penn, Harvard University & incoming Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow
Welcome meeting for Daphne Penn with introductions and an informal talk about her recent book project. The book, “The American Dream Deferred,” explores how the educational incorporation of unaccompanied minors from Guatemala complicates and is complicated by the ongoing quest for equity in educational policy and practice at a historic—yet stigmatized—African American high school in the US South.


2019-2020
Organizers: Emily Hannum & Hyunjoon Park

February 18, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 367
Yezhen (David) Li, Ph.D Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Divergent Mechanisms in Mental Health Disparities: How the Stress Process Model Explains the SES Gradient in Depressive Symptoms for Asian (vs. Non-Asian) American Young Adults

February 13, 2020 at 4:30pm – 5:30pm |Center for East Asian Studies
Yingyi Ma, Syracuse University
Issues in Contemporary East Asia Series
“Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education”

February 11, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 367
Megan Reed, Demography and Sociology Ph.D. Student
R and R  / Practice Talk

February 6, 2020 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Stiteler Hall, Silverstein Forum
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
International Educational Development Program (IEDP) Lecture
“The Strength of Weak Ties: Education and Intergenerational Mobility in Benin”

January 24, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Sociology Conference Room
Amy Hsin, Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College, CUNY
Beyond Dreamers: The under-analyzed complexity of the undocumented youth population.” (Workshop)

January 21, 2020 at 9:00am – 10:00am | Sociology Conference Room
Marcus Wright, Ed.D. Student, Penn Graduate School of Education
Failing to Plan, Planning to Fail: Flagship Strategic Plans and College Affordability for Low Income Students” (Works-In-Progress)

January 21, 2020 at 2:30pm – 4:00pm | GSE Room 120
Kenneth Shores, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Penn Graduate School of Education (GSE) Colloquium
“Equality of Opportunity or Outcome? – Survey Experiments to Uncover Preferences for Educational Mobility, Income Mobility, and Income Equality”

December 17, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Candidate
AERA Dissertation Fellowship Draft

December 13, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am |Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall, 208 S. 37th Street
Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard University
Literacy, Culture, and International Education Division (LCIE) Colloquium, GSE

“Rethinking Immigrant Adaptation: Difficult Transitions in a New Era of Immigration Policy”

December 3, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
David Thore Gravesen, UC Viden, Denmark
“Shadow Education in Denmark”

November 19, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Wensong Shen, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Practice Job Talk: A Tangled Web: The Reciprocal Relationship between Depression and Educational Outcomes in China”

November 19, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Elena van Stee, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Research proposal draft – First-Gen Identity in Elite Institutions”

November 12, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Wan Ren, Education Ph.D. Student
“Research Proposal Draft: Exploring Factors that Narrow Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps” (Works-In-Progress)

November 8, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Peter Harvey, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Not So Easy: Lessons in Body Management in an Elite Elementary School”

November 5, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Alexander Adames, Penn Sociology Ph.D.
Parental Education and Letters of Recommendation from College Professors” (Works-In-Progress)

October 30, 2019 at 3:00pm – 4:30pm | McNeil 435
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk Session 2: Taking the Long View: Family Educational Histories and Student Educational Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Families”

October 29, 2019 at 10:00am – 11:30am | McNeil 435
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk Session 1: Taking the Long View: Family Educational Histories and Student Educational Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Families”

October 29, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Ellen Bryer, Ph.D. Student
Preliminary presentation of findings from 2nd year paper: Examining the Role of Master’s Degree Debt in Young Adulthood” (Works-In-Progress)

October 22, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Nicolas Legewie, DIW Berlin
“Family support and upward educational mobility”

October 18, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Roberto Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard University
“Lives Still in Limbo: UnDACAmented and Navigating Uncertain Futures”

October 15, 2019 at 9:00am – 10:00am | McNeil 435
Shaquilla Harrigan, Sociology Ph.D. Student
NSF GRFP Fellowship Proposal Draft (Feedback on Proposal)” (Works-In-Progress)

September 27, 2019 at 9:00am – 9:45am | McNeil 435
Manuel S. González Canché, Associate Professor of Education, Penn GSE
“Geographical Bias in Standardized Testing: Is Cultural and Socioeconomic Bias a Problem of the Past or are we Simply Not Looking in the Right Space?”

September 24, 2019 at 9:00am – 9:45am | McNeil 435
David Kirui, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Race, Student Debt, and Labor Market Outcomes at For Profit Colleges”

September 17, 2019 at 9:00am – 9:45am | McNeil 435
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“AERA Dissertation Fellowship Draft”

September 10, 2019 at 9:00am – 9:45am | McNeil 435
Welcome Back Meeting


2018-2019
Organizers: Emily Hannum & Hyunjoon Park

March 15, 2019 at 12:00pm – 5:00pm | 169 McNeil Building
Mini-Conference: Education and Gender in Young Adulthood (Conference Flyer Linked)

February 28, 2019 at 3:15pm – 4:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk: Taking the Long View: Family Educational Histories and Student Educational Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Families”

February 25, 2019 at 9:30am – 10:30am | PSC Conference Room
Ran Liu, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk: Does Family Privilege Bring Gender Equality? Instrumentalism and (De)Stereotyping of STEM Career Aspirations Among Chinese Adolescents”

February 21, 2019 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Wensong Shen, Sociology Ph.D. Student
A Tangled Web: The Mutual Relationship between Depression and Educational Outcomes in China

January 24, 2019 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice job talk: Creating Pathways of Influence: Families’ Efforts to Exercise Control Over Middle School Enrollment in China”

January 17, 2019 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Ji Eun Park, Education Ph.D. Student
“Paper discussion: Friendship network cohesion and high school graduation outcomes”

December 6, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Wensong Shen, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Paper idea workshop: Cultural Capital and Educational Achievement in Exam-oriented China”

Nov 29, 2018 at 3:30pm – 5:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Lei Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University
The Impact of Neighborhood Environment on the Transition to High School in China: A Causal Analysis

Nov 15, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Paper discussion: Timing Matters: Student Loans, College Transitions, and Bachelor’s Degree Attainment”

Nov 9, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil
Leah Gillion, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Political Ideology, Educational Institutions, and Racial Bias: Examining Racial Biases in Schools through Political Ideology

November 8, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil
Megan Reed, Sociology & Demography Ph.D. Student
“Presentation: Gender Scripts of the Socially Mobile in India”

November 1, 2018 at 3:30pm – 5:00pm | PSC Conference Room

Stephanie Kim, Georgetown University
“The Korean Millennials Research Lab Talk: “Illegitimate Elites and the Politics of Belonging at a Korean University”

October 25, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Jessica Peng, Penn
Feedback on SSRC proposal: Mobilizing Youth for “Development from the Margins” in Indonesia

October 11, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room, 5th Fl. McNeil
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Candidate
Practice Job Talk: Creating Choice: Families & Efforts to Transform the Rules of the Middle School Admissions Arena in China

September 27, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Tom Wooten, Penn
Feedback on Spencer Proposal: An Ethnography of the Transition to College for Low-Income Students

September 20, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Phoebe Ho, Ph.D. Student Sociology
In Pursuit of the American Dream: Parental Social Origins and Adolescent Educational Outcomes in Immigrant and Native Families

September 13, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Nora Gross, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Feedback on Spencer proposal: Losing Friends to Gun Violence: How Black Adolescent Boys Cope in School”

September 6, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | PSC Conference Room
Welcome Back & Introductions


2017-2018
Organizers:

April 17, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ran Liu, Sociology Ph.D. Candidate
Feedback on manuscript R&R: “Does privilege bring gender equality? How family socioeconomic status impacts aspiration, stereotype, and motivation in mathematics

April 10, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student and Hyunjoon Park, Professor of Sociology
“RC28 practice talk: Who Leaves and Who Returns to the Nest? Racial and Ethnic Differences in Young Adult Living Arrangements”

April 3, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Practice Talk: “Residential Choice or Resources? Explaining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Residential Expectations and Parental Co-Residence in Young Adulthood”

March 20, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ran Liu, Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, and Emily Hannum
Feedback on paper for CIES: Differences at the Extremes? Gender, National Contexts, and Math Performance in Latin America

Mar 16, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Rebecca Clothey, Drexel University School of Education
Education Policy Appropriation, Ethnic Segregation and Cultural Transmission in Urumqi, China

Mar 13, 2018 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“CIES Practice talk: Getting the teacher’s attention: Socioeconomic differences in parent-teacher contact in China and implications for students’ experiences in the classroom”

February 13, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room
Fatima Zahra, Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk: Farmer Education in Rural Bangladesh: Impact on Knowledge, Skills and Productivity”

February 30, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room
Kennan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Conference Practice Talk: Educational Loans as College Experience: A Multi-Year Analysis of Loan Usage and Student Characteristics.”

January 30, 2018 at 9:30am – 10:15am | PSC Conference Room
Wensong Shen, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk: A Tangled Web: Depression, Educational Achievement, and Educational Attainment in Contemporary China”

Jan 26, 2018 at 1:30pm – 6:00pm | 169 McNeil Building
2018 Penn Education and Inequality Cluster Mini‐Conference

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1:30‐1:40: Introduction
1:40‐3:20: Education and Social Mobility
Presider: Phoebe Ho (Penn)

David Kirui (Penn) and Grace Kao (Yale): “Does Generational Status Matter in College? Expectations and Academic Performance among Second Generation College Students in the US”

Annette Lareau & Sherelle Ferguson (Penn) : “Patterns of Cultural Exclusion: The Case of the Upwardly Mobile”

Daniel Laurison (Swarthmore): “The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged in the UK”

3:20‐3:40 Coffee Break
3:40‐5:20 Housing and Neighborhood
Presider: Hyunjoon Park (Penn)

Janeria Easley (Penn): “Homeownership among U.S. Immigrants: Trends across Time in the U.S. using Repeated Cross Sections”

Jose Loya and Chenoa Flippen (Penn): “Racial Stratification among Co‐applicants in the Mortgage Market”

Rebbeca Tesfai (Temple): “Immigrants and Neighborhoods: Increasing Immigrant Populations and Neighborhood Revitalization in Major Metropolitan Areas”

5:20‐6:45 Wine and Cheese PSC Collaboration Space (5th Floor, McNeil Building)

January 23, 2018, 9:30-10:15am | PSC Conference Room
Natalie Young, Sociology, Ph.D. Student
“Feedback on manuscript: Getting the Teacher’s Attention: The Role of Parents in Shaping Teachers’ Preferential Behavior in the Classroom”

November 29, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room
Fatima Zahra, Penn
Article in Progress: To measure learning is to measure in/equity: Evidence on the impact of farmer education from rural Bangladesh

Nov 10, 2017 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Alec Gershberg, Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Urban Studies, Senior Fellow, Penn GSE, International Educational Development Program, University of Pennsylvania
“The Political Economy of Education Reform in Developing Countries”

Nov 7, 2017 at  –  | PSC Conference Room
Calvin Zimmermann, Penn Graduate Student
Practice job talk: Beyond Bad Boys: Everyday Discrimination and the Racialization of School Disciplinary Practices in Early Childhood

Nov 1, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room; 5th Fl. McNeil
Hyejeong Jo, Penn Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Practice Job Talk: The Roles of Teachers in Working-class Students Transition to Work and Education in South Korea”

October 4, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Wensong Shen, Ph.D. Student Sociology
Feedback on Spencer Proposal:”Behavioral Problems, Depression, and their Mutual Relationships with Educational Outcomes in China

Sep 29, 2017 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Kenneth Shores, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Penn GSE
The Geography of Black White Educational Inequality: Linking Disproportionality across Multiple Educational Domains

Sep 27, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, 5th Fl. McNeil
Nora Gross, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Feedback on Spencer Proposal: How Black Adolescents at an All-Boys’ School Respond to and Recover from Loss

September 20, 2017 at 9:30am – 10:15pm | PSC Conference Room
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Feedback on Spencer Proposal: Multigenerational Mobility in Immigrant and Native Families in the U.S.”

September 17, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45pm | PSC Conference Room
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Feedback on Spencer Proposal: Three Papers on Educational Strategies of Socioeconomically Advantaged Families in Post-Reform China

Sep 6, 2017 at 9:30am – 10:15pm | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ran Liu, Sociology Ph.D. Student
Feedback on Spencer Proposal:”The Intersection of Inequalities in STEM Education: How Family and National Contexts Interact in Impacting Gender Differences in Mathematics Performance and Attitudes.”


2016-2017
Organizers: Hyunjoon Park and Emily Hannum

April 19, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ran Liu, Ph.D. Student in Sociology
Gender-math stereotypes, biased self-assessment, and aspirations in science and engineering: Gender gaps among early adolescents in China (help with R&R)

April 5, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ji Eun Park, Ph.D. Student
​Understanding Non-cognitive skills: A Social Network Perspective

March 29, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“After-school Activities as Emerging Class Strategy in China”

March 17, 2017 at 1:30pm – 7:00pm | McNeil 169
A Conference on College and Social Mobility (Conference Flyer Linked)

March 15, 2017 at 10:00am – 10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Keenan Cepa, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Timing of Student Loans and College Completion”

March 1, 2017 at 3:00 – 3:45pm | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil
Adira Fierro, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“CIES Practice Talk: Parental Involvement in Mexico”

February 15, 2017 at 10-10:45am | McNeil 110
Hannes Schwandt, University of Zurich
The Lasting Legacy of Seasonal Influenza: In-utero Exposure and Labor Market Outcomes

December 7, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Manuscript/abstract discussion for ASA”

November 30, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Kieron Barclay, PSC Postdoctoral Researcher
“Intergenerational Effects of Birth Order on Educational Attainment”

November 16, 2016, 9:45-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Yiling Chang, Ph.D. Student Sociology
“Practice Job Talk”

November 9, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Intercultural Practices and School Climate in a Multicultural Context: A Case Study of Two Schools in Arica, Chile”

November 2, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
David K. Kirui, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Does Type of College Matter? Assessing the Impact of Attending For-Profit Colleges on Degree Attainment”

October 26, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Workshopping revisions to manuscript (R&R from Comparative Education Review)”

October 12, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Ran Liu, Ph.D. Student in Sociology
“Gender-math Stereotype and Students’ aspiration in Math-related Careers”

October 5, 2016, 10-10:45am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Nathan M. Castillo, Ph.D. Student
“ICT for improving early literacy in multi-lingual settings: Evidence from South Africa”

Sep 16, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Rand Quinn, Assistant Professor of Education, Penn GSE
Amanda Barrett Cox, Ph.D. Student, Penn Sociology
Amy Steinbugler, Associate Professor of Sociology, Dickinson College
Participation or Position? Predicting Centrality in Parents’ School-Based Networks

September 21, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Phoebe Ho, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Spencer Proposal”

Sep 14, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
“Planning for the Year”


2015-2016
Organizers: Hyunjoon Park and Emily Hannum

May 3, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Hyejeong Jo, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Diverging Paths: How Teachers Shape the Transition to College of Low-SES Students in Korea”

April 26, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Philip Roberts, University of Canberra
“Challenges of Education in Remote Rural Communities in Australia”

April 19, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Emily Hannum, Professor of Sociology [with Natalie Young]
“Children of the Rich and Poor in China”

April 5, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Natalie Young, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism at an International School in China”

March 29, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Andrea Alvarado-Urbina, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“Friendships across Borders: Social Integration of Adolescents in Schools in Arica, Chile”

March 23, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Jessica Calarco, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University
(Penn Sociology Colloquium Series, Former Ph.D. Workshop Member)
Class in the Classroom: Interactions and Inequalities in Elementary School

March 22, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Megan Reed, Sociology & Demography Ph.D. Student
“Widowhood, Women’s Status and Labor Force Participation in India”

March 1, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Yeonjin Lee, Ph.D. Student
“Gender differences in the association between educational attainment and body weight status among Korean adults”

February 23, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 103 McNeil Building
Phoebe Ho, Ph.D. Student [with Hyunjoon Park and Grace Kao]
“Racial/Ethnic Differences in Participation in Supplementary Education”

January 29, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Soo-yong Byun, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
“Global Growth of Shadow Education – Family, School, and National Influences”

January 19, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Yilin Chiang, Sociology Ph.D. Student
“When Things Don’t Go as Planned (Practice Job Talk)”

November 6, 2015 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Yi-Lin Chiang, Sociology Ph.D. Candidate
Workshop

September 18, 2015 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Phoebe Ho, Ph.D. Student, University of Pennsylvania and Grace Kao, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
American at Home, Immigrant at School: The Acculturation and Social Integration of Mixed-Nativity Families


2014-2015
Organizer:

April 24, 2015 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Rand Quinn, Assistant Professor, Penn Graduate School of Education
Power Beyond the Purse: Private Philanthropy and the emergence of the Charter Management Organization

November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm | 169 McNeil Building
Bowen Paulle, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Univ. of Amsterdam
Toxic Schools” (Co-Sponsored Workshop: Education & Inequality / Race, Ethnicity & Immigration)


2013-2014
Organizer: Emily Hannum

Friday, March 28th, 12 PM, McNeil Conference Room (103)
Dana Burde, Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt School of Education
Schools Without Stones: Closing the Gender Gap through Community-Based Education in Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st, 12 PM, McNeil Conference Room (103)
Aaron Pallas, Professor of Sociology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Hijacking the Money Train: School Spending in New York City

Monday, January 27th, 9 AM, Demography Library Conference Room
Priya Joshi, Graduate Student, GSE, University of Pennsylvania
“The Public Sector’s Experience and Response to Private Sector Competition: The Case of Nepal”

Monday, December 9th, 2 PM, Sociology Conference Room
Chad Evans, Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Cohabitation and Educational Inequality

Monday, November 25, 2 PM, Sociology Conference Room
Amanda Cox, Graduate Student, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
“The Launch ‘Family’: Organizational Structures and the Creation of Social and Emotional Capital”

Friday, November 21st, 12:00 PM,  Sociology Conference Room
Yi-Lin Chiang, Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
“I Think I Qualify as an Elite: Cultural Capital and Education in Urban China”

Monday, November 4th, 2 PM, Sociology Conference Room
Phoebe Ho, Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Parental Satisfaction with Schooling

Friday, September 20th, 12 PM, Sociology Conference Room
April Yee, Graduate Student, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Major Decisions: Social Class Differences in Choosing a Field of Study at a Public University


2012-2013
Organizer: Hyunjoon Park

April 15, 2013 at 9:00am – 10:00am | PSC Conference Room, McNeil
Yeon-Jin Lee, Ph.D. Student
Do Childhood and Adult SES Matter for Obesity Prevalence in South Korea?

Date: March 29, 2013, 1:00 – 5:15pm, with reception to follow
Education and Inequality Workshop: Gender and Education Conference
Penn Sociology Department, Location: Stiteler Hall, B26 – 37th St. between Walnut St. and Locust Walk

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Claudia Buchmann, Professor of Sociology at the Ohio State University
Gender and Education: Shifting Terrain and New Domains for Research

Gender in US Higher Education
Dr. Marybeth Gasman, Penn GSE
Sarah Spell & Valerio Bacak, Penn Sociology
Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Hamilton College

Gender and Education in Comparative Perspectives
Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng & Dr. Emily Hannum, Penn Sociology & GSE
Dr. Pearl Kyei, Population Council
Dr. Hyunjoon Park & Yeon-Jin Lee, Penn Sociology

Panel Discussion on the State of Gender and Education Research
Dr. Claudia Buchmann, OSU Sociology
Dr. Emily Hannum, Penn Sociology
Dr. Grace Kao, Penn Sociology

Reception (5:15 – 6:30): Population Studies Center Conference Room & Area, 5th floor, McNeil Building

February 4, 2013 9 AM, Population Studies Center Conference Room
Hu, Li-Chung, Graduate Student, Demography, University of Pennsylvania
“Gender Inequality, Intrahousehold Allocation and Educational Outcomes in Rural China: Evidence from Sibling Data”

January 28, 2013 9 AM, Population Studies Center Conference Room
Priya, Joshi, PhD Candidate, Education Policy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
“The Public Sector’s Experience and Response to Private Sector’s Competition: The Case of Nepal”

December 3, 2012 at 9:00am – 11:00am | Demography Library Conf. Room
“Weekly Meeting”

November 19, 2012 at 9:00am – 11:00am | Demography Library Conference Room, McNeil Building
Margot Jackson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brown University
““A Life Course Perspective on Child Health, Cognition and Occupational Skill Qualifications in Adulthood: Evidence from a British Cohort.” Social Forces 89(1): 89-116.”

November 9, 2012, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Lingxin Hao, Professor, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
Rural Migrant Children in China’s Urban Schools: Patterns and Conceptual Issues” (Co-sponsored with the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania)

November 5, 2012 at 9:00am – 11:00am | Demography Library Conference Room, McNeil Building
Emily Hannum and Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng
Trends in Ethnic Disparities in Educational Attainment in China: Considering the Implications of Inter-ethnic Families

September 14, 2012, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Priya Joshi, PhD Candidate, Education Policy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Parent Decision-making in Local Education Markets: The Case of Nepal


2011-2012
Organizer: Hyunjoon Park

Friday, March 23, 2012, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Yuping Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University
“The Hopes Carry Them on: Early Educational Expectations and Later Educational Outcomes in Rural Gansu, China”

Friday, February 3, 2012, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Anne McDaniel, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
“The Gender Gap in Higher Education in Europe: The Role of Family, Educational Access, and Labor Market Incentives”

Friday, December 9, 2011, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Panel Discussion: Why and How We Study Inequality?
Panelists: Emily Hannum (Sociology, Penn)
Joshua Klugman (Sociology, Temple)
Annette Lareau (Sociology, Penn)
Hyunjoon Park (Sociology, Penn)

Friday, November 4, 2011, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Kimberly Goyette, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Temple University
“This School’s Gone Downhill: Racial Change and Perceived School Quality among Whites”

Friday, September 30, 2011, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Jessica McCrory Calarco, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
“‘I Need Help!’ Social Class and Children’s Help-Seeking in Elementary School”


2010-2011
Organizer: Jerry Jacobs

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm, 103 McNeil Building
Jal Mehta, Harvard University and Scott Davies, Visiting Scholar, Penn
Discussant Panel: Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania,  David Karen, Bryn Mawr and Annette Lareau, University of Pennsylvania
The Expanding Reach and Growing Interpenetration of Education in Modern Life

Friday, February 11, 2011, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Ezekial Dixon-Roman, University of Pennsylvania School of Policy and Practice
Assessing Wealth: Family Wealth and SAT Performance

Friday, February 4, 2011, 1:30 PM, Graduate School of Education
Richard Arum, New York University
Academically Adrift

Friday, January 14, 2011, Noon, Sociology Conference Room (McNeil 113)
Scott Davies and Janice Aurini, McMaster University (Canada)
Visiting Scholars, University of Pennsylvania
Family versus School Effects on Learning: Examining ‘Summer Setback’ in Canada

Friday, November 12, 2010, Noon, McNeil 113
Izabela Wagner, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
“The Careers of Polish Women in Science: transmobility, career coupling and hidden careers”
(Jointly Sponsored by the Family and Gender Workshop)

Friday November 5, 2010, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Beth Covay. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Education, U. Penn.
“Returns to Advance Math Course Taking.”


2009-2010
Organizer: Jerry Jacobs

Friday, October 16, 2009, 2 PM, McNeil 169
Hyunjoon Park, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
“The Causal Effect of Single-Sex Schools: Random Assignment in Korean High Schools.”
(Jointly Sponsored by the Family and Gender Workshop)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 9:30 AM, McNeil 169
Clarisse Haxton, doctoral candidate for a joint PhD in Education and Sociology
“The Role of Families and Schools in a High School Choice Process: Information, Applications, and Admissions”