broom center seminar series

2021/22 Schedule

Seminars are held on Mondays 1:00 - 2:15 pm, unless otherwise specified. During the 2021/22 academic year, we expect most seminars to be on campus, but some will remain remote to accommodate speaker preferences and allow us to continue hosting distant speakers. For regular email updates on Seminar access, click on the "subscribe" button on this page.


Monday, September 27 (remote): Erin Kelly (MIT, Work and Organization Studies) "Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It" Host: Sarah Thébaud

Monday, October 11: Sara Lowes (UC San Diego, Economics) "Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior." Host: Heather Royer

Monday, October 25: Cate Taylor  (UCSB, Sociology) "Gender Essentialist Views are Related to Lower Support for Legal Abortion."

Monday, November 1: Nicole Thompson González  (UCSB, Biobehavioral Health Lab Manager) "Biomarkers in the Social Sciences and the Biobehavioral Health Lab at UCSB."

Monday, November 8: Alan Cohen (University of Sherbrooke, Department of Family Medicine) "What is aging and how do we measure it? Bridging biology and social science perspectives" Host: Mike Gurven

Monday, November 15 (remote): Sonia Bhalotra (University of Warwick, Economics) " Adolescent Antidepressant Use and School Performance - Evidence from Danish Administrative Data." Host: Kelsey Jack

Monday, November 22: Sara Lopus (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Social Science) "Educational Expansion and Family Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa." Host: Cate Taylor

Thursday Nov 11 is a university holiday.
Thanksgiving is Thurs Nov 25. 


Monday, January 10: Kathy Baylis (UCSB, Geography)

Monday, January 24: Marianne Page (UC Davis, Economics) Host: Shelly Lundberg

Monday, January 31: Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez (UCLA, Community Health Studies) Host Erika Arenas

Monday, February 7: Ryan Gabriel (Brigam Young University, Sociology) Host: Liz Ackert

Monday, February 28: Christopher Barrett (Cornell University, Economics) Host: Kathy Baylis

Monday, March 7: Ellora Derenoncourt (Princeton University, Economics) Host: Shelly Lundberg

Notes: Mon Jan 17 and Mon Feb 21 are university holidays


Monday, March 28: Erin Lentz (University of Texas, Austin, Public Affairs) Host: Kathy Baylis

Monday, April 11: Christopher Golden (Harvard, Environmental Health, Global Health and Population) Host: Mike Gurven

Monday, April 25: Hedwig Lee (Washington University in St. Louis, Sociology) Host: Liz Ackert

Monday, May 9: Pamela Paxton (University of Texas at Austin, Sociology) Host: Maria Charles

Monday, May 23: Emily Smith-Greenaway (University of Southern California, Sociology & Spacial Sciences) Host: David Lawson

Notes: Mon May 30 is a university holiday

Broom Past Seminars