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May 2018

Bruce Western, Columbia University

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison” Abstract: This talk will address my new book, Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison. The book  tells the stories of the men and women I met through the Boston Reentry Study, a series of interviews my research team and I conducted with people leaving prison for neighborhoods around Boston. We were trying to understand what happens when people return to a community, and the challenges faced by them and their families. How did…

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Susan Cassels, UC Santa Barbara

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Self-selection or enabling environments: What predicts the association between short-term mobility and sexual behavior?” Abstract: Short-term mobility is often associated with increased risk behavior. For example, mobile individuals often have higher rates of sexual risk behavior compared to non-mobile individuals, but the reasons why are not clear. Using monthly retrospective panel data from Ghana, we test whether short-term mobility is associated with differences in total and unprotected sex acts, and whether the association is due to enabling, selection, or influential reasons.…

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