These seminars are designed for researchers studying issues at the intersections of topics related to the life course and demography. Seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters. All seminars are hybrid with in person speakers and audience as well as a Zoom option for attending remotely. The University of Minnesota community and friends of the Life Course Center are welcome to attend.

All seminars are 12:15 - 1:15 PM Central Time in 50 Willey Hall Seminar Room (unless otherwise noted). 

Spring 2024 Seminar Series


January 22

Understanding the Structural Determinants of Lead Exposure—The Role of Housing Assistance Programs  |  Watch the Recording

Andrew Fenelon - Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota


January 29

Small Counts and the Intersection of Spatial Statistics and Differential Privacy |  Watch the Recording

Harrison Quick - Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota 


February 5 

Equal Degrees, Unequal Trajectories: Place of Education and Long-Term Earnings Mobility  |  Watch the Recording

Xi Song - Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania 


February 12

LCC Research Mixer  

This research mixer will provide an opportunity to react to and share ideas related to the future of the LCC. 


February 19  

The Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage Project | Request access to view the recording

Katie Genadek - Director of the Decennial Census Digitization and Linkage (DCDL) project at the U.S. Census Bureau


February 26

Stigma, Sensitivity, and Surveys: Measuring Abortion in the United States  |  This seminar was not recorded

Laura Lindberg - Professor at the School of Public Health, Rutgers


March 11

Early Life Conditions and Old Age Mortality: Extending Barker  |  Watch the Recording

Jason Fletcher - Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin


March 18

Upstream Intergenerational Influences on Health: Quasi-experimental and Observational Evidence  |  Watch the Recording

Jacqueline Torres - Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco 


March 25 

Diversity without Desegregation: Residential Zoning and Population Change in Minneapolis, 1960-2020 |  Watch the Recording

Evan Roberts - Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, University of Minnesota


April 1 

IPUMS Research Showcase: Housing  |  Watch the Recording

David Van Riper - Director of Spatial Analysis, ISRDI and Ryan Allen, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


April 8

The All-or-Nothing Marriage? Marital Functioning from 1980 to 2023 in the United States  |  Watch the Recording

Claire Kamp Dush - Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota


April 15

The Role of Gender and Identity in Time Use, Travel Behavior, and Subjective Well-being  |  Watch the Recording

Ying Song - Assistant Professor, Geography, Enviornment, and Society, University of Minnesota


April 22

PAA DebriefThis seminar was not recorded

Come for lunch and share what you have learned from PAA. 


April 29

Loneliness and the Search for Connectedness and Belonging  |  Watch the Recording

Louise Hawkley - Principal Research Scientist, The Bridge at NORC


To watch previous seminar recordings, visit the ISRDI YouTube channel.



Fall 2023 (Schedule and recordings) 

Spring 2023 (Schedule and recordings)

Fall 2022 (Schedule and recordings)

Spring 2022 (Schedule and recordings)

Fall 2021 (schedule and recordings) 

Spring 2021 (schedule and recordings)

Fall 2020 (schedule and recordings)

Spring 2020 Flyer (Note because of COVID-19 seminars starting March 18th were cancelled).

Spring 2019 Flyer

Fall 2019 Flyer


The LCC regularly convenes Open Forums where research results are presented to the broader community. in addition to piloting its new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC), promoting intergenerational learning and career readiness for what’s next in people's lives.