Stratification, Inequality, & Mobility


  • Faculty speaker: Natasha Quadlin (UCLA Sociology)
    • Friday, October 15th, 11:00am-12:15pm
    • “Organizing and Documenting Your Workflow in Stata (and Perhaps Other Softwares)”
  • Guest speaker: Jayanti Owens (Brown University)– cosponsored with EWG
    • Tuesday, November 2nd, 11am-12pm
    • “Double Jeopardy: Teacher Biases, Racialized Organizations, and the Production of Racial Disparities in Schoo Discipline”


  • Weekly member meetings
    • Wednesdays at 2:30pm 
  • Guest speaker: Xi Song (Penn)
    • “Occupation-Based Socioeconomic Index with Percentile Ranks” (Cancelled)
  • Guest speaker: Richard Pitt (UCSD) – co-sponsored with FWG
    • Thursday, April 8th, 12-1pm
    • “Family Matters: The Impact of Family on Postdoctoral Attrition from the Academy”
  • Graduate student speaker: Nicholas DiRago
    • Friday, May 14th, 10am-12pm
    • Workshop: Introduction to Spatial Bias, Weighting, and Regression
  • Guest speaker: Yasmiyn Irizarry (UT-Austin) – co-sponsored with REWG
    • Wednesday, May 19th, 1-2pm
    • “Race-Shifting in the United States: Latinxs, Skin Tone, and Ethnoracial Alignments”
  • Guest speaker: Ravaris Moore (LMU)
    • Thursday, May 20th, 12-1pm
    • “Do Police Shootings Alter the Demand for Police Intervention?”
  • Guest speaker: Hyunjoon Park (Penn) – co-sponsored with FWG
    • Monday, May 24th, 11am-12pm
    • “The Luxury of Family: Growing Educational Differentials in Family Life in South Korea”


  • Weekly member meetings
    • Thursdays at 1pm
  • Graduate student speaker: Nick DiRago
    • Friday, March 5th, 11am-1pm
    • Workshop: Introduction to Spatial Data and Visualization


  • Weekly member meetings
    • Fridays at 10am
  • Guest Speaker: Josh Seim (USC) – hosted by USC
    • Friday, September 25th, 12-1:30pm
    • Virtual Book Launch: “Bandage, Sort, and Hustle: Ambulance Crews on the Front Lines of Urban Suffering”
  • Guest Speaker: Stefanie DeLuca (Johns Hopkins) – hosted by USC
    • Tuesday, October 13th, 12-1pm
    • Social Innovation Speaker Series


  • Guest Speaker: Sharon Sassler, Cornell University
    • Thursday April 4, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Haines 279
    • “Whither Marriage? Cohabitation, and the Diverging Union Outcomes of More & Less Advantaged Americans”
  • Guest Speaker: Tomás Jimenez, Stanford University
    • Wednesday May 15, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Pub Affairs 4240
    • The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life
  • Student Work In Progress-  Ryan Cho and Isaac Jilbert
    • Tuesday May 28, Time and Location TBD
    • Graduate Students Ryan Cho and Isaac Jilbert will present on their respective work


  • Guest Speaker: Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley
    • Thursday January 31
    • Parental Exposure to Routine Work Schedule Uncertainty and Child Behavior
  • Guest Speaker: Kristin Turney, University of California, Irivine
    • Wednesday February 13, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Haines 279
    • Vicarious and Contingent Consequences of Adolescent Police Exposure


  • Welcome and Introductions
    • Wednesday October 10, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Haines 215
  • Guest Speakers: Richard Sander, UCLA Law and Yana Kucheva, City College of NY
    • Friday October 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Haines 279
    • “Understanding Patterns of Housing Desegregation, 1970-1990: African American Mobility and the Contingent Nature of Stable Integration”
  • Guest Speaker: Sam Friedman, London School of Economics
    • Monday November 19, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Haines 279
    • “The Decline and Persistence of the ‘Old Boy’: Private Schools and Elite Recruitment 1897-2016”
  • Student Work In Progress-  Amber Villalobos and Taylor Aquino 
    • Monday November 13th, 10:30am- 12:00pm, Haines 279
    • Graduate Students Amber Villalobos and Taylor Aquino will present on their respective work