Inequality Seminar Fall 2015 Schedule

Inequality Seminar

Thursdays 2:00-3:30 in Seashore Hall W113

September 3: Colin Gordon, Department of History; "Understanding Ferguson: Segregation and Local Inequality in Greater St. Louis"

September 10: Michael Olneck, University of Wisconsin-Madison; “Digital Badging and Inequality in Higher Education and the Workforce”

September 17: Freda Lynn Department of Sociology; “A Position with a View: Status and the Construction of the Occupational Hierarchy.”

October 1: Nick Bowman, College of Education; “Examining How Providing Robust High School Information Affects College Admission for Low-SES Applicants”

October 8: Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin, Madison; “Trends in Educational Mobility Across Time and Place in the Early 20th Century US.”

October 15: Phuong Nguyen, School of Urban and Regional Planning and Public Policy Center; “School District Income Taxes: Current Status and Effects”

October 22-23: Midwest Education Research Symposium (October 22-23)

October 29: Emily Leslie, Departmet of Economics; “The Impact of Manufacturing Decline on Marriage Among Low-Education Workers.”

November 5: George Ellerbach, Department of Sociology; “The Power of the American Dream: The Effect of Race, Class and Insecurity on Belief in the American Dream.”

November 12: Erik Westlund, Visiting Professor, John Hopkins University; “The Causes and Consequences of Postsecondary Academic Mismatch.”

November 19: Donghoon Shin, College of Education; “The Legacy of Individual and Institutional Background: The Formation of Social Capital in Higher Education.”

December 3: Hansini Munasinghe, Department of Sociology; “Academic Behavioral Engagement among Children of Immigrants.”

December 10: Wei-Lin Chen, College of Education; “The Influence of Community College Attendance.”

BOLD = outsider speaker