Inequality

Escalators

The Production of Wealth Gaps between Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics

March 1, 2019
Harvard University Professor of Sociology Alexandra Killewald and Rice University Assistant Professor of Sociology Brielle Bryan argue in a recent post on the American Sociological Association's Work in Progress blog that racial and ethnic wealth disparities in the United States are the product of both legacies of disadvantage and inequality in contemporary achievement processes.

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2019 Apr 16

Mary Pattillo: Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology - Colloquium Series presentation by Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University.

 

Statutory Inequality: The Logics of Monetary Sanctions in State Law

Abstract:
Who pays for the institutions of the criminal justice...

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2019 Apr 23

David Grusky: A New Sociology for the 21st Century

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Department of Sociology - Colloquium Series presentation by David Grusky, Stanford University.

A New Sociology for the 21st Century

Abstract:
It now comes off as quaint to suggest that social science can save the world.  It wasn’t always that way.  When was the social scientific mission hijacked?  Who’s behind the hijacking?...

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2019 Apr 25

Çetin Çelik: Fears, Anxieties and Resources: Parental Strategies for Securing Children's Social Mobility in the Turkish Educational System

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 27 Kirkland Street, Goldman Room
Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar presentation by Çetin Çelik, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Koç University. Read more about Çetin Çelik: Fears, Anxieties and Resources: Parental Strategies for Securing Children's Social Mobility in the Turkish Educational System
2019 Mar 11

Tobias Schulze-Cleven: Higher Education Disrupted: Trajectories of Regulatory Transformation in Europe and the US

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies 27 Kirkland Street, Goldman Room

Social Exclusion and Inclusion Seminar presentation by Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Assistant Professor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University.

 

Manja Klemenčič will serve as a discussant.

Abstract

In an effort to sustain economic growth and social welfare in the 21st century, higher education has taken center stage in many countries....

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2018 Nov 01

Inequality & Social Policy special event: Money and Politics: How Inequality and Wealth Concentration are Shaping American Democracy

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Nye ABC (Taubman-520)
Inequality & Social Policy special event with Danielle Allen (Harvard University), Raymond Fisman (Boston University), Jacob Hacker (Yale University), Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Columbia University), Benjamin Page (Northwestern University), and Theda Skocpol (Harvard University).
2018 Oct 23

Book Talk with Eve L. Ewing: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism in School Closings on Chicago's South Side

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Conference Center, Areas 2&3

Gutman Library Book Talk: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side

Presented by author Eve L. Ewing, Univeristy of Chidago

Black communities see the closing of their schools—schools that
are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs—as yet one more in a long line of racist
policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black
people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology

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