In this presentation, recorded on March 30, 2016, Rebecca Jean Emigh, a historical and comparative sociologist at UCLA, spoke about a two-volume work—Antecedents of Censuses From Medieval to Nation States: How Societies and States Count (Volume 1) and Changes in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States: How Societies and States Count (Volume 2)—co-authored with Dylan Riley and Patricia Ahmed. In these books, the authors explore a society-centered account of census taking in a broad historical and comparative perspective.

Note that the video began roughly five minutes into the presentation.