Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group (SIMWG)

Welcome to the Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group (SIMWG)! The core objectives of the Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group (SIMWG) are centered around fostering a deep understanding and active engagement in the fields of social stratification, inequality, and mobility. Here are the key elements:

  1. Fostering Academic Dialogue: We aim to invite leading scholars in the fields of stratification, inequality, and mobility to present their ongoing research, focusing on those who employ innovative methodologies, make significant theoretical contributions, and uncover crucial empirical findings.

  2. Promoting Student Development: By enabling students to present their ongoing work, we offer a platform for feedback and guidance, supporting the academic growth and career progression of our community members.

  3. Enhancing Collaboration: Our goal is to build rapport and collaborate with students and faculty across working groups interested in social stratification research, thereby enriching and expanding our scholarly community.

SIMWG Events

WINTER QUARTER 2024

  • Guest Speaker: Florencia Torche (Stanford)
    • Monday, February 13, 3pm-4:30pm, PST
    • “Doing Gender and the Surname Choices of Married Women.”
    • This talk was part of the Sociology Department’s Colloquium.
  • Student Speaker: Hugo Po-Chien Lin
    • Monday, February 7, 2pm-3pm, PST
    • “Effects of School Contexts on Racial Mental Health Disparity among Asian American
      Adolescents.”
  • Guest Speaker: Mike Hout (NYU)
    • Wednesday, January 17, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, PST
    • “Educational Pay Gaps by Occupation.”
    • This talk was part of the Sociology Department’s Colloquium.

FALL QUARTER 2023

  • Guest Speaker: Xiang Zhou (Harvard)
    • Monday, December 4, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, PST
    • “Disparity Analysis: A Tale of Two Approaches.”
  • Student Speaker: Bowei Hu 
    • Monday, November 20, 2pm-3pm, PST
    • “Banking without Banks: How Bank Account Ownership Influences Racial Disparities in Alternative Financial Services.”
  • Welcoming Event
    • Wednesday, October 4, 2:00pm, PST
    • Location: Haines 279