The Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics (CID) is an open and multidisciplinary research center, bringing together students and faculty from a variety of fields, including sociology, economics, public policy, social work, philosophy, education, and others. It pursues cutting-edge research and innovative teaching on one of the central societal challenges of our time: social inequality. With a focus on the dynamics of social inequality, CID’s scientific mission is to develop a better understanding of changes and stability in social inequality across time, generations, and sociopolitical contexts. The center also helps expands the social scientific data infrastructure available to support research on these topics and increases the accessibility of high-quality data for inequality researchers everywhere.

Forging Connections: Visiting Scholar Andrea Pietrolucci

CID engages with researchers from all over the world, such as visiting scholar Andrea Pietrolucci, who joined CID from March-May 2022. Andrea visited from the University of Trento, Italy where he is in the doctoral program pursuing his Ph.D. in sociology and social research.

Inequality Scholars Spotlight: Kathy Velikov

As Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Research and Creative Practice at U-M’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, when a colleague reached out to Kathy Velikov to see if she would be interested in designing a new space for the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research building, she saw it as a great opportunity.

Discussion Paper Series Q&A: “Wealth as Control of the Future”

CID faculty affiliate Robert Manduca published “Wealth as Control of the Future” in CID’s discussion paper series in April. He sat down with CID to discuss his inspiration and process

Announcing our 2022-2023 CID Emerging Inequality Scholar Awardees

We’re pleased to announce our inaugural CID Emerging Inequality Scholars. Congratulations to Catalina Anampa Castro, a joint doctoral student in the departments of Sociology and Public Policy and Zsigmond Palvolgyi, a doctoral student in Economics.

CID welcomes two new faculty members

This summer, CID will welcome two new faculty members to the team. Research Assistant Professor Joe LaBriola arrived July 1, and Research Assistant Professor Sun Kyoung Lee will be joining September 1.