Fall 2021 Book Club

The book club will be held in a hybrid format on October 29, 2021, from 2:00-3:30pm and is open to everyone.

We will read the Socius Special Collection: Sociology’s Role in Responding to Inequality. Inequality scholars have contributed much to sociological research, but is it actually reducing inequality in our society? That is the question this special collection explores. It asks whether sociology, and the social sciences generally, have more to offer. Join us for a discussion of the potential ways this research can effect change and help efforts to address inequality.

Core Readings

  1. Sociology’s Role in Responding to Inequality: Introduction to the Special Collection by Adam Gamoran
  2. The Relevance of Inequality Research in Sociology for Inequality Reduction by Thomas DiPrete and Brittany Fox-Williams
  3. Social Science-Based Pathways to Reduce Social Inequality in Youth Outcomes and Opportunities and Scale by Andrew Nalani, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Prudence Carter

Suggested Relevant Event

  1. From Understanding Inequality to Reducing Inequality Virtual Panel & Discussion, October 28, 2021 at 12pm EST

Registration for the event is now closed.

When and Where?

  • The event will be held on October 29, 2021, from 2-3:30pm at CID
  • The event will be a hybrid format for any participants who wish to attend via Zoom
  • Zoom invitations will be sent to registered participants


How Does It Work?

  • The book club will follow an open structure. There will be a faculty and graduate student moderator to help structure the discussion where needed. Break-out groups focused on particular topics/sections may be integrated


Who Can Join?

  • This event is open to anyone interested


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