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January 2019

Faculty Writing Retreat

January 18
Royce 306

Date: January 18, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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Lara K. Schubert, “Workshopping Postsecular Feminist Subjectivity: An Alternative Inspired by Cambodian Women”

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag DATE: Friday, January 18 TIME: 12-1:30 PM LOCATION: Rolfe 2125 Participants are welcome to bring a snack or lunch. Cambodian women religious provide insights into rethinking subjectivity.  These women experience empowerment while they subscribe to the restrictive rules of their communities, including gender-specific stipulations. In Schubert’s research in Cambodia, her interlocutors demonstrate subjectivity that is not based on freedom and liberation, which are prioritized in many women’s organizations. Her larger project, “Retheorizing Women’s Empowerment with…

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Kosuke Imai, Harvard University

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 Sumner Ave United States

Title: Matching Methods for Causal Inference with Time-Series Cross-Section Data Abstract: Matching methods aim to improve the validity of causal inference in observational studies by reducing model dependence and offering intuitive diagnostics. While they have become a part of standard tool kit for empirical researchers across disciplines, matching methods are rarely used when analyzing time-series cross-section (TSCS) data, which consist of a relatively large number of repeated measurements on the same units. We develop a methodological framework that enables the…

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Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Prof. Lars Vilhuber, Cornell University “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures”  

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Ushma Upadhyay, UC San Francisco

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 Sumner Ave United States

Title: Measuring Reproductive Autonomy: Are the questions different for Adolescents and Young Adults? Abstract: Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH will discuss her previous work developing the Reproductive Autonomy Scale, which has been mainly used among adults. Her current work focuses on understanding reproductive empowerment among young people, and the development of a new psychometric measure of Sexual Health and Reproductive Empowerment for Young Adults (The SHREYA Scale). Co-sponsored with The Bixby Center More on Prof. Upadhyay

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Workshop: Merging Entities – Deterministic, Approximate, & Probabilistic

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Instructor: Michael Tzen Title: Merging Entities: Deterministic, Approximate, & Probabilistic Location: January 31, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM 4240 Public Affairs Building CCPR Seminar Room Content: Combining information from different groups is a fundamental procedure in the data analysis pipeline. In this workshop we will walk through deterministic, approximate, and probabilistic methods to merge entities from different data sources. We’ll discuss how the probabilistic methods loosely relate to matching in causal analysis. After this workshop, participants should be able to merge data…

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February 2019

Peter Bearman, Columbia University

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 Sumner Ave United States

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department More on Prof. Bearman  

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17th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royce 314

The Annual Colloquia in Armenian Studies are a forum for graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines whose research bears on Armenian Studies to present scholarly papers in the humanities and social sciences, within disciplines as wide-ranging as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, and Political Science.

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Jan Van Bavel, University of Leuven

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CCPR Seminar Room, 4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 5201 Sumner Ave United States

Title: tbd Abstract: tbd More on Prof. Bavel

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