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September 2017

Colloquium Series: Josh Wassink

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Dynamic Model of Self-Employment and Socioeconomic Mobility among Return Migrants: The Case of Urban Mexico   Return migrants engage in high rates of self-employment, which scholars commonly attribute to the accumulation of financial and human capital while working abroad. Central to this scholarship is the assumption that self-employment is positive and leads to upward economic mobility among return migrants. This scholarship is limited, however, because it relies on large surveys and cross-sectional census data that treat self-employment as a…

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October 2017

Colloquium Series: Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How (Failed) Movements Matter: Abortion, Incarceration, and the Institutionalization of Movement Outcomes in Central America In Latin America, a counter-revolutionary backlash has produced new laws that constitutionalize fetal personhood, criminalize medically necessary abortions, and prosecute women who have stillbirths as murderers.  This paper examines the consequences of these legal transformations by comparing the theoretically important cases of El Salvador and Nicaragua.  On the books, El Salvador and Nicaragua have nearly identical abortion legislation—no abortions, no exceptions; not even when a pregnancy…

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Colloquium Series: Omar Lizardo, Notre Dame

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Procedural Theory of Culture.

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