Seminar Archive

2015-16 Series

Fall 2016

Monday, October 3rd
Student Session
Open to students registered to receive credit for the seminar (SOC WL 556). Meet other students and West Coast Poverty Center Faculty affiliates who are studying issues related to poverty and inequality
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305

Monday, October 10th
"The Effect of Paid Maternity Leave on Low-income Families' Welfare Use"
JIYOUNG KANG
, School of Social Work, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, October 17th
"Racial Discrimination, Racial Socialization, and Crime:
A Social Schematic Theory of Risk and Resilience across the Life Course"
CALLIE BURT
, Sociology, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Friday, October 21st
"They Expect More From You: Working Class Transitions to Adulthood"
AMY BAILEY
, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
12:30-1:30 p.m. Raitt Hall, Room 121
*Co-sponsored with CSDE*

Monday, November 7th
"Immediate Impacts of the City of Seattle Minimum Wage Ordinance"
MARK LONG
, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, November 14th
"Increasing Youth Financial Capability: An Evaluation of the My Path Savings Initiative"
VERNON LOKE
, Social Work, Eastern Washington University
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Spring 2016

Monday, April 4th
"Remaking a Life, Reversing an Epidemic: HIV/AIDS and the Politics of Transformation"
CELESTE WATKINS-HAYES
, Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, May 2nd
"Unsheltered in Atlantic City"
JACOB AVERY
, Sociology, University of California, Irvine
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, May 9th
"Tales out of Court: Street-Level Justice within the Welfare Bureaucracy & the Child Welfare System"
VICKI LENS
, Social Work, Columbia University
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, May 16th
"Investigating the Impacts of SNAP on Child and Adult Health"
DAN MILLER
, Social Work, Boston University
12:30-1:30 p.m. School of Social Work, Room 305A/B
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Monday, May 23rd
"It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families View and Use the EITC"
LAURA TACH
, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485
*Q&A until 2:00 p.m*

Friday, May 27th
"Income and Child Maltreatment in Unmarried Families: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit"
LONNIE BERGER
, Social Work, University of Wisconsin
12:30-1:30 p.m. Raitt Hall, Room 121
*Co-Sponsored with CSDE*

Winter 2016

Monday, January 11th
"Persistent Educational Inequalities: The Role of Researchers"
RUTH LOPEZ TURLEY
, Sociology, Rice University
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485

Friday, January 15th
"Monetary Sanctions and Poverty"
ALEXES HARRIS
, Sociology, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. Raitt Hall, Room 121
*Co-sponsored with CSDE

Monday, January 25th
"It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families View and Use the EITC"
LAURA TACH
, Policy Analysis and Management
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485

Monday, February 8th
"Saving Children and Controlling Families: Punishment, Redistribution and Child Protection"
FRANK EDWARDS
, Sociology, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485

Tuesday, February 23rd
"Doing Race Better: Race and the Reform of the Urban Schools"
CHARLES M. PAYNE
, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
7:30-9:00 p.m. Kane Hall, Room 120
*Co-sponsored with The Graduate School

Thursday, February 25th
"Heterogeneity and American Ghettoes"
MARIO SMALL
, Sociology, Harvard
6:00-7:30 p.m. CMU, Room 120
*Co-sponsored with urban@UW

Monday, March 7th
"Mass Incarceration and the Reproduction of Inequality"
SARA WAKEFIELD
, Criminal Justice, Rutgers
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson, Room 485

Autumn 2015

Monday, October 12th
"Not Enough Hours in the Day: Organizational and Policy Dimensions of Low-Wage Employment in the US"
ANNA HALEY-LOCK
, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson Room (Room 485)

Wednesday, October 14th
"Geographic Variation in the Cumulative Risk of Maltreatment and Foster Care"
CHRIS WILDEMAN
, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell
12:30-1:30 p.m. Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
*Co-sponsored with SSN-NW, CSSS, and the Sociology Department

Monday, October 19th
"Hidden America: Low-Income African American Mothers Surviving on the Edge(s)"
RUBY MENDENHALL
, Sociology, University of Illinois
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson Room (Room 485)

Monday, November 2nd
"A New Look at Poverty: Defining Joint Income & Time Poverty with Respect to Well-Being"
YUTA MASUDA
, Environmental and Social Policy Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
JASON WILLIAMS, Research Scientist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson Room (Room 485)

Monday, November 30th
"Separate and Unequal: Decentralization, State Policy Choice and Inequalities in Safety Net Assistance"
SARAH BRUCH
, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:30-1:30 p.m. Allen Library, Peterson Room (Room 485)

2014-15 Series

Spring 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015
"Social Impact Bonds: The Next Neoliberal Thing"
SANFORD SCHRAM, Professor of Political Science, Hunter College, CUNY

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
"Epistemological Issues and Choices in Conducting Social Welfare Research: A Critical Perspective About Dominant Epistemologies in our Field"
ZEKE HASENFELD,  Research Professor of Social Welfare, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA

Monday, May 4, 2015
"Lessons from the US Financial Diaries Project"
JONATHAN MORDUCH, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU

Monday, May 11, 2015
"Labor Markets, Disadvantage, Crime and Justice"
ROBERT CRUTCHFIELD
, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

Winter 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty and the American Safety Net”
SCOTT ALLARD, 
Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

 

Monday, February 9, 2015
"Understanding the Lives of Disconnected Mothers"
KRISTIN SEEFELDT
, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

Monday, February 23, 2015
"When the Sidewalk Ends: Poverty in an American Suburb"
ALEXANDRA MURPHY
, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan

Monday, March 2, 2015
"Burying Residential Integration Underground? The Case of Late 20th Century Public Housing Transformation"
DEIRDRE OAKLEY, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University
 
Monday, March 9, 2015
Transitions to Adulthood: Lessons in Experience, Identity and Inequality
RICK SETTERSTEN, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Co-sponsored with the Evans School of Public Affairs
 
Autumn 2014
 
Monday, October 6, 2014
"How Well Does the 'Safety Net' Work for Family Safety Nets? Economic Survival Strategies Among Grandmother Caregivers in Severe Deprivation"
LASHAWNDA PITTMAN, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
 
Friday, October 17, 2014
"TANF Work Exempt Participants"
MARCI YBARRA,
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Co-sponsored with Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Monday, November 3, 2014
"Children's Well-being in Contemporary China: Poverty and Inequality in the Children's Well-Being Survey 2014"
WEN-JUI HAN,
New York University and NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai

Monday, November 17, 2014
"Surviving the Great Recession: Growing Need and the Stigmatized Safety Net"
JENNIFER SHERMAN, Department of Sociology, Washington State University

Monday, December 1, 2014
"Are Parental Welfare Work Requirements Good for Children? Evidence from Age-of-Youngest-Child Exemptions"
CHRIS HERBST, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University
Co-sponsored with the Evans School of Public Affairs

2013-14 Series

Spring 2014 

April 7, 2014
"The Development of MOMCare: Culturally Relevant Treatment Services for Perinatal Depression in Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Women"
NANCY GROTE,
 School of Social Work, University of Washington
This talk is part of the School of Social Work Research Round Table.

April 21, 2014 
"Urban Divestment, Rural Decline & the Politics of Mass Incarceration"
REBECCA THORPE,
 Department of Political Science, University of Washington

May 5, 2014
"The End of Mass Incarceration?: The Contradictions of Criminal Justice Reform"
KATHERINE BECKETT,
 Department of Sociology, University of Washington

May 14, 2014
"American Affordable Housing Crisis: Eviction, Exploitation, Poverty, and Survival"
MATT DESMOND
, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Jointly sponsored with the Scholars Strategy Network and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

May 19, 2014
"Spatial Dynamics of Foreclosure and Emerging Patterns of Residential Stratification"
KYLE CROWDER,
 Department of Sociology, University of Washington

June 2, 2014
"Class Disparities in Military Service in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"
ALAIR MACLEAN,
 Department of Sociology, Washington State University, Vancouver

Autumn 2013

October 11, 2013
"Rethinking Race and Achievement in an Era of Mass Immigration: Evidence from a High-Skilled Immigration Gateway"
TOMAS JIMENEZ, Department of Sociology, Stanford University

October 14, 2013
"Employment Accessibility among Housing Subsidy Recipients"
MICHAEL LENS, Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles

October 28, 2013
“Does Access to Health Insurance Influence Work Effort Among Disability Recipients?” 
NORMA COE, Assistant Professor, Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington
“Estimating an Altruism Adjusted Measure of the Value of a Statistical Life” 
MARK LONG, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

November 4, 2013
“Financial Empowerment Centers as a Supervitamin: Municipal Efforts to Integrate Financial Counseling Services with Other Social Services
I-HSING SUN, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund

November 18, 2013
“The Relational Poverty Network: Developing a Global Network of Researchers to Expand Poverty Research Discussions” 
VICKY LAWSON,  Thomas L. & Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Faculty Fellow of Geography Department, University of Washington and SARAH ELWOOD, Professor of Geography, University of Washington

November 25, 2013
“Making Sense of the East Asian Welfare State” 
INHOE KU, School of Social Welfare, Seoul National University

2012-13 Series

Spring 2013

May 6, 2013
"Promoting the Use of Research in Policy and Practice: The Case of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Washington State"
TARYN LINDHORST, Carol LaMare Associate Professor of Social Work University of Washington AND JERRY HERTING, Research Professor and Chair of Sociology Research, School of Nursing University of Washington

May 20, 2013
"The Undeserving Rich: American Beliefs about Inequality, Opportunity, and Redistribution"
LESLIE MCCALL
, Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

Autumn 2012

December 3, 2012
"Surviving Poverty: The Role of Community Organizations in the Lives of Immigrant Mothers"
DINA OKAMOTO
, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis

November 5, 2012
"Inside the Refrigerator: Immigration Enforcement and Chilling Effects in Medicaid Participation"
TARA WATSON, Associate Professor of Economics, Williams College

October 19, 2012
"Socioeconomic Status and Mortality in Longitudinal Data"
JAMES WALKER,Professor of Economics, Director, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 5, 2012
"Multigenerational Families and Food Insecurity"
JAMES P. ZILIAK, Carol Martin Gatton Chair in Microeconomics, Director, Center for Poverty Research, University of Kentucky

2011-12 Series

Spring 2012

May 21, 2012
"The Effects of Health Care Benefits: A Randomized Trial for Disability Insurance Beneficiaries"
CHARLES MICHALOPOULOS
, Chief Economist, MDRC (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation)

May 14, 2012
"Re-Evaluating Assumptions about Behavior and Choice in Response to Public Assistance: A Behavioral Decision Analysis"
CRYSTAL HALL
, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

May 7, 2012
"The War on Poverty’s Experiment in Public Medicine: Community Health Centers and the Mortality of Older Americans"
MARTHA BAILEY
, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Michigan
ANDREW J. GOODMAN-BACON, Graduate Student of Economics, University of Michigan

April 30, 2012
"What is a “Good Neighborhood”?: Exploring the Choices of Low-Income Households in Portland"
LISA BATES
, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University
ELLEN BASSETT, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

April 23, 2012
"Providing Medicaid Coverage for Former Foster Youth: Issues in Implementing the Affordable Care Act"
MARLA MCDANIEL
, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population

Winter 2012

February 27, 2012
"The Fragile American: Hardship and Financial Troubles in the 21st Century"
LAURA MCCLOUD
, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Social Work, Pacific Lutheran University

February 13, 2012
"The Role of Advertising in the Growth of the SNAP Caseload"
KATIE FITZPATRICK
, Assistant Professor of Economics, Seattle University

January 30, 2012
"Statistical Discrimination, Employer Learning, and Employment Differentials by Race, Gender, and Education"
SEIK KIM
, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Washington

Fall 2011

December 5, 2011
"Complexity and Policy Visualization: Implications for Poverty Advocacy"
EVERT LINDQUIST
, Professor of Public Administration, University of Victoria

November 14, 2011
"Who Really Cares About Neighborhood Mobility? Testing Assumptions about Housing Choice Voucher Holders’ Neighborhood Preferences"
MARTHA GALVEZ
, Research Supervisor, WA-DSHS, Research and Data Analysis Division; and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

October 31, 2011
"The World Isn’t Linear or Additive: Understanding and Reducing the Effects of Poverty on Children and Parents"
TOM WEISNER
, Professor of Anthropology in Departments of Psychiatry (Semel Institute) & Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

October 24, 2011
"The Race Discrimination System"
BARBARA RESKIN
, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Washington

October 10, 2011
"The Alleviation of Poverty: How Far Have We Come?"
ROBERT PLOTNICK
, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

2010-11 Series: Economic Security in the 21st Century

Spring 2011

May 23, 2011
"Homeless in San Francisco: Discourse, Space and Social Control"
TERESA GOWAN
, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota

May 16, 2011
"Child Wellbeing in Two-Parent Families: How do Characteristics and Relationships Matter?"
LONNIE BERGER
, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 9, 2011
"Understanding the Child Care Decision-Making of Low-Income working Families"
AJAY CHAUDRY
, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
JULIA HENLY, Associate Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

May 5, 2011
"Social Justice, Inequality, and Cities"
LAURA PULIDO
, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity and Geography, University of Southern California
NIK HEYNEN, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Georgia
MARILYN WATKINS, Policy Director, Economic Opportunity Institute

May 2, 2011
"The Role of Public Policy in Latino Student Access, Persistence & College Completion"
FRANCES CONTRERAS
, Associate Professor of Education and of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington

April 15, 2011
"Do Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Promote Job Retention?"
HEATHER HILL
, Assistant Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

April 12, 2011
"London's Living Wage Campaign, Class Politics, and Public Scholarship"
JANE WILLS
, Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary at University of London

April 11, 2011
"The State of the Safety Net in the Post-Welfare Reform Era"
HILARY HOYNES
, Professor of Economics, University of California - Davis

Winter 2011 full schedule (pdf)

February 28, 2011
"Policy Devolution and the Racial Politics of Poverty Governance"
JOE SOSS
, Professor, Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service, University of Minnesota

February 18, 2011
"Big Bad Racists, Subtle Prejudice, and Minority Victims: An Agent-Based Analysis of the Dynamics of Racial Inequality"
QUINCY THOMAS STEWART
, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

February 16, 2011
"Citizenship as Local Practice: Race, Gender, and Recognition"
EVELYN NAKANO GLENN
, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Ethnic Studies, University of California - Berkeley

February 15, 2011
"Forced to Care: Race, Gender and the Obligation to Care"
EVELYN NAKANO GLENN
, Professor of Gender  & Women's Studies and of Ethnic Studies, University of California - Berkeley

February 14, 2011
"Undocumented 1.5 Generation Young Adults and the Transition to Work and Uncertainty"
ROBERTO GONZALES
, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

Jan 24, 2011
"Who Receives a Mortgage Modification? Race and Income Differentials in Loan Workouts"
J MICHAEL COLLINS
, Assistant Professor of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fall 2010

December 10, 2010
"The Roots of Minority Under-Achievement in Higher Education"
DOUGLAS MASSEY
, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Sponsored by the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)

December 6, 2010
"Organized Labor and Racial Wage Inequality in the United States"
JAKE ROSENFELD
, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Washington

November 15, 2010
"Depression During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Preterm Birth and Low Birth Weight, Especially for Women Living in Poverty in US and Developing Countries"
NANCY GROTE
, Research Associate Professor of Social Work, The University of Washington
AMELIA GAVIN, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

November 8, 2010
"Inertia and Overwithholding: Explaining the Prevalence of Income Tax Refunds"
DAMON JONES
, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, The Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Oct 8, 2010
“Surveying Socially Marginalized Groups in Add Health”
KATHLEEN HARRIS
, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina

2009-10 Series: Economic Security in the 21st Century

Spring 2010

May 28, 2010
"Television and International Family Change: Implications for Population Health Programs and Policies"
RUKMALIE JAYAKODY, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Demography; Associate Director and Faculty Assistant for Developmental Infrastructure, Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University

May 17, 2010
"Family Policy at Work: Employment Benefits, Women, and Labour Force Participation in Canada"
MICHAEL J. PRINCE, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, University of Victoria

May 10, 2010
"Decisions Under Poverty: Savings Intentions in the Short and Long Term"
CRYSTAL HALL, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

April 26, 2010
Book Reception, A New Balance or New Tradeoffs? Policies to Support Gender Equality in the Home and Market: A celebration of two new books on gender equality and public policy (pdf)
JANET GORNICK, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Director of Luxembourg Income Study, City University of New York
MARCIA MEYERS, Professor of Social Work and Public Affairs, University of Washington
BECKY PETTIT, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
JENNIFER HOOK, Research Scientist, Partners for Our Children, University of Washington

April 26, 2010
"Envisioning Real Utopias"
ERIK OLIN WRIGHT, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 12, 2010
"How Do Nonprofit Human Services Construct Social Citizenship in a Market-oriented Welfare State? The New Politics of Social Care"
ZEKE HASENFELD, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles

Winter 2010

March 1, 2010
"Child Support: Complex Families, Responsible Fatherhood, and the Quid Pro Quo"
MARIA CANCIAN, Professor of Public Affairs and Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison

February 22, 2010
"Depression Among Female TANF Recipients in Washington State"
MARNA MILLER, Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

February 1, 2010
"Skid Rows or Suburban Services: How the Spatial Concentration of Antipoverty Nonprofits Can Explain Sector Size"
NICOLE ESPARZA, Assistant Professor of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California

January 25, 2010
"Economic Assimilation of Foreign-Born Workers in the United States"
SEIK KIM, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Washington

January 15, 2010
"House of Cards: Subprime Lending and its Impact on Communities of Color in California"
CAROLINA REID, Manager, Research Group, Community Development Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Fall 2009

November 16, 2009
"Socioeconomic Disparities in Child Health and Academic Achievement across the Elementary School Years: Evidence from the ECLS-Kindergarten Cohort"
RASHMITA MISTRY, Assistant Professor of Psychological Studies in Education, University of California, Los Angeles

November 9, 2009
"Native American Artists:  Routes out of Personal and Community Poverty"
ANN MARKUSEN, Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Director of Project on Regional and Industrial Economics (PRIE), University of Minnesota

November 2, 2009
"Double Jeopardy:  How Families with Employment Barriers Respond to California's Welfare Time Limit"
JANE MAULDON, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

October 19, 2009
"Invisible Men:  Prison Growth and the Construction of Social Statistics"
BECKY PETTIT, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

October 13, 2009
"The Great Recession:  What Comes Next for our Metronation"
BRUCE KATZ, Vice President, Brookings Institution and founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

October 9, 2009
"The Consequences of Racial Fluidity for Inequality in the United States"
ALIYA SAPERSTEIN, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

2008-09 Series: Economic Security in the 21st Century

Spring 2009

June 01, 2009
"The New Welfare Bureaucrats: Entanglements of Race, Class, and Policy Reform"
CELESTE WATKINS-HAYES, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University

May 18, 2009
"Poverty and Suburbs: A Historical Perspective"
MARGARET O'MARA, Assistant Professor of History, University of Washington

May 4, 2009
"The Impact of Immigration Enforcement Raids on Children"
AJAY CHAUDRY, Director, Urban Institute Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

April 13, 2009
"Beyond the Poverty Paradigm: Social Research and Political Imagination in Two Eras of Progressive Reform"
ALICE O'CONNOR, Professor of History, University of California Santa Barbara

April 3, 2009
"Does Moving To Better Neighborhoods Lead to Better Schooling Opportunities? Parental School Choice in an Experimental Housing Voucher Program"
STEFANIE DELUCA, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Winter 2009

March 9, 2009
"Material Hardship and Macroeconomic Performance Across Space, Time and Race"
COLLEEN HEFLIN, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Missouri

February 23, 2009
"Impacts of Tolling on Low-Income Populations in the Puget Sound"
ROBERT PLOTNICK, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington
JENNIFER ROMICH, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington
JENNIFER THACKER, Research Strategist of Development Research and Relationship Management

February 9, 2009
"Inequality and the Urban Spatial Structure"
PAUL ONG, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

January 26, 2009
"One Size Fits 20%? Client Perspectives on Welfare Reform"
SANDRA DANZIGER, Professor of Social Work and Research Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan

January 16, 2009
"Fathers' Involvement in Fragile Families: Patterns and Implications for Children"
MARCIA CARLSON, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

January 15, 2009
"Differences in Social Transfer Support and Poverty for Immigrant Families with Children: Lessons from the LIS"
TIM SMEEDING, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, La Follette School of Public Affairs, Director, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2008

December 5, 2008
"Brokered Boundaries: The Construction of Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times"
DOUGLAS S. MASSEY, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

December 1, 2008
"Navigating the Welfare Reform Aftermath: How Survivors of Domestic Violence are Faring"
TARYN LINDHORST, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Washington
ILENE STOLL, Economic Justice Program Coordinator, Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence
TRACI UNDERWOOD, Economic Justice Program Specialist, Washington State Coalition against Domestic Violence

November 17, 2008
"Outsourced: Hospital Cleaners and Support Workers in Vancouver"
DANIYAL ZUBERI, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia

November 3, 2008
"Race and Ethnic Disparities in Educational Ambitions and the Transition to College"
CHARLES HIRSCHMAN, Boeing International Professor of Sociology and Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

October 27, 2008
"Poverty, Legal Status, and Pay Basis in U.S. Agriculture"
ANITA ALVES PENA, Assistant Professor of Economics, Colorado State University

2007-08 Series: Economic Security in the 21st Century: Workplace, Family and Policy

Spring 2008

June 2, 2008
"Social Supports for Mothers: Does Childbearing Affect Support, and Does Support Affect Childbearing?"
KRISTEN HARKNETT, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

May 12, 2008
"Destinies of the Disadvantaged: The Politics of Teenage Childbearing"
FRANK FURSTENBERG JR., Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology and Research Associate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

April 28, 2008
"Changes is Marriage, Childbearing and Employment: Implications for Poverty Trends"
DEBORAH REED, Director of Research, Senior Fellow, and Thomas C. Sutton Chair in Policy Research, Public Policy Institute of California

April 25, 2008
"How Representative are Chicago Ghettos? Organizational Density, Outlier Cities, and Neighborhood Effects"
MARIO LUIS SMALL, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

April 21, 2008
"What a Difference A Measure Makes: New Perspectives on Washington State Poverty and New Applications in Anti-Poverty Programs"
DIANA PEARCE, Senior Lecturer and Director, Center for Women’s Welfare, University of Washington

April 7, 2008
"Why Do Rich Countries Have Poor People? Being "Poor" in the US and UK"
AMY GLASMEIER, Professor of Geography and Regional Planning, Pennsylvania State University

Winter 2008

March 10, 2008
"Passing the Buck: Employer Strategies for Transferring Risk onto Low-Skilled Jobs"
SUSAN LAMBERT, Associate Professor of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

February 25, 2008
"The Rise of State Agency/NGO Collaboration Against Food Insecurity in West Coast States"
MARK EDWARDS, Associate Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University

February 11, 2008
"Dumping Grounds and Unseen Grounds: Placing Poverty, Race, and Ethnicity in the Rural American Northwest"
VICTORIA LAWSON, Professor of Geography, University of Washington
LUCY JAROSZ, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Washington
ANNE BONDS, Doctoral Candidate, Geography, University of Washington

January 28, 2008
"Rural-Urban Migration and Poverty: The Influence of Local Economic Conditions"
BRUCE WEBER, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Co-Director of RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center, Director of Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University

January 14, 2008
"Serving Work: Understanding Variation in the Quality of Minimum Wage Waitstaff Jobs in Washington State, the U.S., and Canada"
ANNA HALEY-LOCK, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

Fall 2007

December 3, 2007
"Getting There or Losing Out: Place, Race, and Access to the Safety Net"
SCOTT ALLARD, John Hazen White Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Brown University

November 19, 2007
"Housing the Poor: What We Know and How it Matters for Public Housing Policy"
RACHEL KLEIT, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington
ANDRIA LAZAGA, Asset Management Coordinator, Seattle Housing Authority

November 5, 2007
"Transitions to Adulthood for Foster Youth: Outcomes Through Age 21 and Implications for Social Policy"
MARK E. COURTNEY, Executive Director, Partners for Our Children, Ballmer Endowed Chair for Child Well-Being, School of Social Work, University of Washington

October 22, 2007
"Depression and Pre-Term Delivery among African American Women"
AMELIA GAVIN, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

October 8, 2007
"Can New Hope Help the Working Poor and Their Children?"
GREG DUNCAN, Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
JENNIFER ROMICH, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington

Inaugural Year: 2006-07 Seminar Series on Poverty and Public Policy

Spring 2007

May 25, 2007
"How Does the Gender of Parents Matter?"
TIM BIBLARZ, Associate Professor, University of Southern California

May 14, 2007
"Cross-National Perspectives in Poverty Measurement and Reduction: China and India"
DEVIN JOSHI, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, University of Washington

April 23, 2007
"Payday Lending and Low Income Credit Markets"
ALEXES HARRIS, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
BARBARA RESKIN, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington

April 18, 2007
"Perspectives on Economic Citizenship"
ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Columbia University

April 9, 2007
"Beyond Employment: On the Social Contributions of Citizens"
JOHN TAMBORNINO, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Western Washington University

Winter 2007

February 26, 2007
"Reconstructing the Legacy of Racial Violence"
STEWART TOLNAY, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington
AMY BAILEY, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, West Coast Poverty Center Fellow, Lynching Project Manager

February 12, 2007
"Understanding `Power Talk’: Language, Public Policy, and Democracy"
JOCELYN CROWLEY, Associate Professor of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

January 29, 2007
"Social Capital and Welfare Reform"
JO ANNE SCHNEIDER, Associate Research Professor of Public Policy and Anthropology, George Washington University

January 24, 2007
"Mothers, Poverty, and Public Policy"
NANCY FOLBRE, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

January 12, 2007
"The Influence of Early-Life Events on Human Capital, Health Status, and Labor Market Outcomes Over the Life Course"
RUCKER C. JOHNSON, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2006

December 4, 2006
"High School Completion and Immigrant Generations"
KRISTA PERREIRA, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 15, 2006
"Devolution and Discipline: Race, Place, and Performance in the Politics of Social Control"
JOE SOSS, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin at Madison

November 6, 2006
"A Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Mothers"
LEW GILCHRIST, Endowed Professor of Social Work Practice and Women’s Health, University of Washington

October 27, 2006
"The Costs of Concentrated Poverty"
GEORGE GALSTER, Professor of Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit

October 23, 2006
"Mixed Signals: Multiracial Classification and the Blurring of the Poverty Line"
TONY PEREZ, Post-Doctoral Fellow of Sociology, University of Washington

October 9, 2006
Welcoming Reception and Inaugural Speaker
TONY EVANS, Lecturer in Social Work, University of York