Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Christina Ciocca Eller

Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

June 1, 2020

Amid the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, the 2019-2020 academic year has come to a close for most college and university students in the United States. Yet many are asking: now what? Higher education leaders are offering some answers, speaking to immediate concerns like whether teaching and learning will take place on colleges campuses come the fall, how financial arrangements will be handled, and what scaled-up virtual learning might look like.

But other, longer-term issues remain, perhaps with even more consequential implications for the U.S. higher education sector. One of the most pressing, argues Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, Christina Ciocca Eller, is how to understand and address longstanding inequalities between students from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, especially in light of COVID-19.... Read more about Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

Ellis Monk

More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System

April 1, 2020

For many decades now social scientists have shown how, in so many ways, one's ethnoracial background is associated with a whole host of important outcomes from educational attainment to labor market outcomes to health.  Many studies also provide compelling evidence of ethnoracial disparities in the criminal justice system – the probability of being arrested, incarcerated, and even the length of criminal sentences.  ... Read more about More Than Just Race: Skin Tone and the Criminal Justice System

2020 Mar 24

Talia Shiff: Legal Standards and Moral Worth in Frontline Decision-Making: Evaluations of Victimization in US Asylum Determinations

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 450
Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop presentation by Talia Shiff, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Lecturer in Sociology at Harvard University. Read more about Talia Shiff: Legal Standards and Moral Worth in Frontline Decision-Making: Evaluations of Victimization in US Asylum Determinations

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