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Visiting and Colloquium Speakers

The Center for the Study of Inequality regularly sponsors lectures and conferences that feature world-renowned scholars and that draw attention to the most pressing problems and controversies in the field. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for lists of past events.

Fall 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017
Center for the Study of Inequality, Institute for the Social Sciences, and Cornell Population Center Welcome Reception
3:30PM-5:00PM, CHE Commons
(no RSVP required, appetizers and refreshing beverages served)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Alexes Harris (Sociology, University of Washington)
A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Sasha Killewald (Sociology, Harvard University)
Moved to Opportunity: The Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children
12:00PM-1:15PM, 102 Mann Library
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lourdes Beneria (Professor Emerita, City and Regional Planning)
Gender and Global Change: Reflections on a Historical Path
4:30PM-6:00PM, ILR Conference Center, Room 423

Friday, October 6, 2017
Asad L. Asad (Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Inequality)
“System Embeddedness: How Immigrants Perceive the Risk of Deportation”:
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08

Friday, October 13, 2017
Jenna Nobles (Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison)
Characterizing Cohort Loss Before Birth
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Carla Shedd (Urban Education, CUNY)
Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, October 20, 2017
Michel DeGraff (Linguistics, MIT)
Language, Education, and (In)equality in Haiti: Struggling through Centuries of Coloniality
3:30PM-5:00PM, Uris Hall G08
Co-Sponsored with Linguistics, Romance Studies, Africana Studies & Research Center, and Sociology.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Charles Payne (Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Director of the Joseph Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Research, Rutgers University – Newark)
Educational Inequality in the Age of Trump
3:30PM-5:00PM, McGraw Hall 165

Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Stanford University
Conference: The Sociology and Economics of Public Goods, Commodification and Rising Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

In partnership with the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.

Thursday, November 9 – Friday, November 10, 2017
Cornell University
Conference: Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement, and Resistance

In partnership with the Cornell Population Center and sponsorship from the Frank  H. T. Rhodes Annual Symposium Fund

Keynote Address
David Cook-Martín (Social Research and Public Policy, NYU – Abu Dhabi)
How Nation-States Enforce Boundaries: The Reconciliation of People and Markets Through Migration Policy
4:30PM-6:00PM, Biotechnology Building, Room G10

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Lisa Wade (Sociology, Occidental College)
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
1:25PM-2:40PM, Klarman Hall KG70 (Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium)
Meets as part of Controversies About Inequality.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Tyson Brown (Sociology, Duke University)
Life Course Lens on Health Inequality: The Intersection of Race, Nativity
and Aging

12:00PM-1:15PM, 102 Mann Library
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, December 1, 2017
Bridget Goosby (Sociology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
Discrimination, Dynamic Stress Processes, and Health Risk across the Life Course
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Spring 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018
Mary Pattillo (Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern)
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Series
Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

Friday, February 2, 2018
Michèle Lamont (Sociology, Harvard University)
Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel
3:30PM-5:00PM, Location TBD

Friday, February 9, 2018
Ann Morning (Sociology, New York University)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, March 9, 2018
Peter Bearman (Social Sciences, Columbia University)
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, March 16, 2018
Jacob William Faber (Public Service, NYU – Wagner)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, March 30, 2018
Hedy Lee (Sociology, University of Washington)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Mitchell Duneier (Sociology, Princeton)
GHETTO: The invention of a place, the history of an idea
5:30PM-7:00PM, Location TBA
Co-Sponsored with Jewish Studies Program, Africana Studies and Research Center, Sociology, American Studies, and City and Regional Planning

Friday, April 13, 2018
Vesla Weaver (Political Science, Johns Hopkins University)
12:00PM-1:15PM, G87 MVR
As part of Innovations in Population Science Seminar Series (Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences)

Friday, April 20, 2018
Leah Platt Boustan (Economics, University of California – Los Angeles)
12:00PM-1:15PM, 142 MVR Hall
As part of Innovations in Population Science Series
Co-Sponsored by Cornell Population Center & Institute for the Social Sciences

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