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.

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Talks from March 31st onwards will be held in person in Knox Hall Room 509 in the Columbia Sociology department. All talk attendees will be required to follow Columbia’s COVID-19 campus policies. Final confirmation of each talk format will be sent via email newsletter the Monday before each talk. 

January 20th: Sylvia Fuller, Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia, “Women managers and the gender wage gap: workgroup gender composition matters”

February 3rd: Carrie Shandra, Associate Professor of Sociology, SUNY Stonybrook, “Between School and Work: Supply and Demand in the Internship Market”

February 1oth: Emily Rauscher, Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University, “Variation in the Relationship between School Spending and Achievement: Progressive Spending Is Efficient” 

February 17th: Marissa Thompson, IES Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Title TBA

February 24th: Sarah Thébaud, Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara, Title TBA

March 3rd: Sasha Killewald, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University,Have Changing Family Demographics Narrowed the Gender Wage Gap?”

March 31st: Sarah Lageson, Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, “Criminal Records as Personal Data: Stigma, Surveillance, and Digital Punishment in the Data Brokerage Industry” 

April 14th: Ashton Verdery, Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography, Penn State University , Title TBA

April 21st: Jessi Streib, Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University, Title TBA

April 28th: Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology, Duke University, Title TBA