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· Winter-Spring 2011 · 
Zuberi  ·  Duck  ·  Nelson  ·  Woldoff

"Neighborhood Quality, Parental Knowledge, and Parental Control of Children: Assessing Aspects of Parental Monitoring"

Anita Zuberi, PhD
Anita ZuberiFriday, January 28, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place


Anita Zuberi , Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Sociology 
Anita received her PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2009.  Her research focuses on urban poverty, neighborhoods & crime, and social policy for low-income children, youth & families.  She will discuss her research exploring the relationship between a parent´s perception of neighborhood safety and how they monitor their children.

"The Orderliness of Urban "Disorder": Drug Dealing "Careers" and the Local Interaction Order of a Place"

Waverly Duck, PhD
Waverly DuckFriday, February 25, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place

Waverly Duck, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology.

Waverly Duck recently joined the Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2010 following three years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Associate Director of the Yale Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. His areas of interest include Urban Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, Interaction, Cultural Sociology and Inequality (with a particular focus on Race, Class, Gender and Age).

"Mortgage Delinquencies in Pennsylvania: Are Loan Modifications Stemming the Tide?"

Lisa Nelson
Lisa Nelson

Friday, March 25, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place


Lisa Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

"White Flight / Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood"

Rachael Woldoff, PhD
Rachael Woldoff  Friday, April 15, 2011
Noon to 1:15pm, 121 University Place

Dr. Rachael Woldoff, Associate Professor, Division of Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University



Brown Bag Lecture Series

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Bring your lunch and join us for presentations that highlight neighborhood, community, economic, and other social research by our esteemed colleagues. Presenters include local, national, and international social research experts. Lectures are Noon – 1:15pm, 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St. Posvar Hall is next to the Hillman Library on the Schenley Oval. On-street metered parking is available, as well as a metered parking lot at Semple and Bouquet Streets. Other parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage.

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University Center for Social & Urban Research
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260   ·   412-624-5442