Life Course Center Visitors

The Center annually welcomes national and international visitors and sponsors a Seminar Series and a Miniconference in which these prominent social scientists present their research and confer with interested faculty and students about their own projects.


  • Deborah Carr, Rutgers University
  • Daniel Nagin, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Devah Pager, Princeton University (presented by co-author Michelle Phelps)
  • Carla Shedd, Columbia University
  • Jason Schnittker, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sara Wakefield, University of California-Irvine
  • Bruce Western, Harvard University


  • Duane Alwin, Pennsylvania State University
  • Suzanne Bianchi, University of Maryland
  • Joseph Ferrie, Northwestern University
  • Claude Fischer, University of California-Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Fussell, Washington State University
  • Karen Hansen, Brandeis University
  • Michael Hout, University of California-Berkeley
  • Michael Katz, University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Rosenfeld, Stanford University


  • Helga Krüger, University of Bremen, Germany


  • Glen Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Walter Heinz, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Guillermina Jasso, New York University
  • Monica Johnson, Washington State University
  • Jane McLeod, Indiana University
  • Timothy Owens, Purdue University
  • Bernice Pescosolido, Indiana University
  • Anne Petersen, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Sharon Preves, Hamline University
  • Michael Shanahan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Jeremy Staff, Pennsylvania State University
  • Judith Torney-Purta, University of Maryland