Family Working Group








Fall 2011

September 26, **Monday** 12:00 – 1pm - 215 Haines
Welcome and Introductions – Dessert and Drinks Provided

October 31, **Monday** 9:30 – 11:00 - 279 Haines
Cameron Macdonald (University of Wisconsin-Madison – Department of Sociology)

“Healthcare Offloading and Cancer Care: What’s at Issue for Family Caregivers”

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Co-Sponsored with the Gender Working Group

November 10, **THURSDAY** 12:00 – 2pm – 352 Haines
Linda Layne (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Department of Anthropology)

“’Angel Babies’ and ‘Phantom Fathers’: Some ‘Uncanny’ Similarities Between These Absent Presences in

Pregnancy Loss and Intentionally Father-Absent Families”

Co-Sponsored with the Culture, Power and Social Change Interest Group (UCLA Anthropology)


December 5, **Monday** 11:30 – 1pm - 279 Haines
Student Works in Progress Session – Xuewen Tan (UCLA Geography visiting scholar)

“How a Migrant Family Chooses Who Moves and Who Stays”

-and- Dwight Davis (UCLA Sociology)

“Marriage in East Asia: Trends and Projections”

Winter 2012

January 30, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm - 135 Haines (Bunche Center Library)
Suzanne Bianchi (University of California – Los Angeles)
“Composing a Work and Family Life: Reflections”

Career trajectory talk


February 13, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm - 279 Haines
Student Works in Progress Session – Rebecca DiBennardo (UCLA Sociology)

“Gay Families Count: Contact, Tolerance, and Voting on Gay Marriage Bans”

-and- Karra Greenberg (UCLA Sociology)

“Macro-level Change and Individual Circumstance: A Look at Marriage Timing in Mid-20th Century Western Europe”


March 5, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm – 4240 Public Affairs
Jennifer Barber (University of Michigan – Department of Sociology)

“The Dynamics of Intimate Partner Conflict and the Risk of Pregnancy”

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Co-Sponsored with the California Center for Population Research


Spring 2012

April 9, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm - 279 Haines
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung (National University of Singapore – Department of Sociology and Asia Research Institute)

“Black-White Achievement Gap: An Intergenerational and Developmental View”

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Co-Sponsored with the Poverty and Inequality Working Group


April 16, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm - 279 Haines
Kristin Turney (UC-Irvine – Department of Sociology)

“Incarcerating Parenthood? The Collateral and Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration”


April 30, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm4240 Public Affairs
Elizabeth Thomson (UW-Madison – Dept. of Sociology (Emerita) and Stockholm University – Dept. of Sociology)

“Childbearing Across Partnerships”

Co-Sponsored with the California Center for Population Research


May 21, **Monday** 12:00 – 1:30pm - 279 Haines
Candy Goodwin (UCLA – Department of Anthropology)

“Participation and the Co-Operative Organization of Social Action in Family Interaction”


June 4, **Monday** 12:00 – 1pm - 279 Haines
End-of-year planning meeting – Lunch provided!

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Last update 6/1/2012 by Lisa Kietzer.