A social epidemiologist looks at health inequalities in terms of the upstream factors that produced them. A political sociologist sees these same inequalities as products of institutions that unequally allocate power and social goods. Sociology Chair Jason Beckfield's new book asks an important question: can the two talk to one another? ... Read more about Launching Political Sociology and the People's Health
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).
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.