How do we as a society decide what is valuable or worthwhile? Economic sociologist Davon Norris, Ph.D., is working to understand how society’s tools for determining what is of value and worthwhile are steeped in patterns of inequality, especially racial inequality.
Social scientists we have the responsibility to lay the foundation for both the diagnosis and the solutions to the inequality crisis that we are experiencing. Download our 2021 annual report for a taste of some of the new contributions and ideas we are contributing.
Did you know American cities are more segregated today than they were 100 years ago? Urban economist and new CID faculty member Sun Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., has spent the last several years studying archives and digitizing historical records to track and understand various aspects of inequality during America’s urbanization.
Academics are trained to push beyond the bounds of what is already known about the world. But when it comes to offering solutions, scholars often tend to operate within the bounds of existing policy options. “Oftentimes, our minds retreat to what has already been tried or what is being tried,” explained Fabian Pfeffer, Ph.D., CID Director.