Social & Education Policy
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    Greta Krippner, associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, will present "Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late-Twentieth Century America" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 for the next Inequality Seminar. 

  • Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "The Organizational Production of Earnings Inequalities" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in W113 Seashore Hall. Tomaskovic-Devey's presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar.   

  • Monday, November 7th, 2016

    The photographs in this portfolio are from more than 3,000 shots by Jon Winet and Allen Spore for “Power2016,” a hybrid art-journalism project that traveled in July to document and provide commentary at the Republican and Democratic parties’ national political conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

  • Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

    Chad McPherson, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa, will present "Governance is not a thing: Boundaries and everyday boundary work in the governing of U.S. colleges and universities," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, October 28th, 2016

    Katharine Broton, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Poverty in American Higher Education: How Material Hardship Affects College Success and Degree Attainment," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    Shawn Dorius, assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State University, will present "The Global Prestige Hierarchy: A Culture Theory of Global Inequality" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies hosted a showing of the film Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities with a curated conversation that followed the viewing.

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Join us for a public forum, Work and Wages: Labor Policy in Iowa, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in N120 College of Public Health Building (CPHB).

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, will present "The Consequences of Color: Rethinking Ethnoracial Inequality in the U.S. and Brazil," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 in W113 Seashore Hall.

  • Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

    Despite the recent interest and the money that goes with it, inequality is poorly understood, and studies of it are still underfunded, says Sarah Bruch, Director of the Social and Education Policy Research Program.

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