CWI Seminar

The Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series is sponsored by Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy (ISERP) and is devoted to the investigation of social and economic inequality.  The Seminar invites speakers from both within and outside of Columbia to present recent papers covering a wide range of topics pertaining to inequality, such as poverty, labor market behavior, education, and the family.  The research topics and methodologies are at the cutting edge of the interdisciplinary study of wealth and inequality, as the CWI Seminar invites speakers from multiple social science disciplines and fields.  Past speakers include Annette Lareau, Adam Gamoran, Timothy Smeeding, Lisa Kahn, Mario Small, Rob Warren and Florencia Torche, among numerous others.

CWI Seminars are held on Thursdays throughout the academic year at 2pm in 509 Knox Hall (606 West 122nd Street).  We are pleased to announce an exciting group of speakers for our Spring 2018 semester: 

January 18, Guillermina Jasso (NYU), “Exploring the Deep Structure of Inequality” 

February 1, Ken Hou Lin (UT Austin), “The Inequality Consequences of Immigration” 

February 15, Pat Sharkey and Gerard Torrats-Espinosa (NYU), “The Fall of Violence and the Reconfiguration of Urban Neighborhoods” 

March 1, Ted Mouw (UNC Chapel Hill), Title TBA

March 22, Anna Haskins (Cornell), “Complexity and Constraint: College Attitudes and Expectations among Teens of the Prison Boom”

March 29, David Pedulla (Stanford), “Race and Networks in the Job Search Process”

April 5, Claudia Buchmann (OSU), “Gender Typicality and Academic Achievement among American High School Students” 

April 12, Hyunjoon Park (U Penn), The Legacy of a Disadvantaged Origin: Blocked Social Mobility of Descendants of Nobi (Slave) Great-Grandfathers in Korea (1765-1894)”

Graduate Student Speakers

March 8, Jordan Brensinger, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, “Openness as Moral Justification: Revisiting the Paradox of Elite Distinction.”

April 19, Luciana de Souza Leão, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, “The Politics of Making Poverty Visible in Brazil and Mexico (1995-2015)” 

April 26, Christina Ciocca, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Title TBA