Brown Bag: PhD Candidates Leo Lerner and Yingyi Lin

October 18, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Leo Lerner, Ph.D. candidate

Wicked Problems have clumsy solutions: Three experiments in spatial knowledge production

New forms of public participatory geographic information science (PPGIS) can offer opportunities for the successful redistribution of expertise between institutional science and the affected publics of the postmodern capitalist metropolis.


Yingyi Lin, Ph.D. candidate

Families in context: A multi-country analysis of the intersecting determinants of child health disparities

Between-family inequalities in children’s health and wellbeing are well documented in the demographic literature. Less is known about how these between-family disparities vary within and across distinct familial contexts. My dissertation leverages spatial and temporal variation in familial contexts resulting from exogenous forces–including contraceptive expansion in sub-Saharan Africa and China’s One-Child Policy–to offer a multi-country, multi-level analysis of the intersecting role of contextual, familial and individual forces in patterning child health and wellbeing.

October 18, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Spatial Sciences Institute Conference Room AHF B57J

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