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Fall COVIB-20

During the Fall 2020 term, the Collaborative Virtual Inequality Brownbag (COVIB) provides a space for graduate students and postdocs to present their early-stage work. By bringing together affiliates from four U.S. inequality research centers, we also hope to maintain and expand professional networks during a time where these opportunities are limited.

Sessions will be held virtually on Fridays from 1:30pm-3pm EST (see schedule). Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty from each inequality center are invited to these sessions and are asked to provide constructive and developmental (rather than evaluative) feedback. Please see our Audience Guidance  for proper Zoom etiquette during the event.

COVIB presentations differ from most other professional presentations: They are short (10min) and focus on questions by the researcher and constructive feedback by the audience (15min). Presenters are not trying to convince the audience of their findings, but seek help with an idea or a particular set of questions; often those that occur during early stages of a project. An illustrative (non-exhaustive) list of such questions may help clarify the intent of these sessions:

  • “Here is my idea. I framed it as an expansion of theory X. But I wonder whether and how it should also connect to theory Y?”
  • “Here are my research questions and model. What type of data should I use/gather?”
  • “Here are my research questions and data. What method would be most appropriate to analyze these data?”
  • “I have finished my interviews but early analyses suggest a particular data gap. How should I fix it?”
  • “Here is my result. It’s the opposite of what I expected. What do you think is going on?”



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October 9, 2020

Moderator: Fabian Pfeffer / Michigan

Lydia Wileden & Rick Rodems / Michigan
Proximity to Food Access and Food Insecurity during COVID-19

Chuxin Liu / CUNY
Unequal Impact of Natural Disaster on Health

Erin McCauley / Cornell
Intergenerational consequences of incarceration on healthcare service provision

October 30, 2020

Moderator: Imari Z. Smith / Duke

Juliana de Castro Galvao / CUNY
Lifetime Earnings Inequality in Cross-National Perspective

Ben Rosche / Cornell
The changing impact of parenthood on earnings inequality

Luis Flores / Michigan
Rights, Risks, Rents: Inequality as Insecurity and Market Failure

November 13, 2020

Moderator: Meaghan Mingo / Cornell

Emily Sandusky / Cornell
Economic Inequality Through a Contextual Lens: Spatial Variation in Beliefs, Opinion, and Policy Support

Morgan Richards-Melamdir / CUNY
Exploring Gender Bias in Tax Payment Patterns

Adrienne Jones / Duke
Understanding Degree Type Selection Among Community College Students

November 20, 2020

Moderator: Lorraine Torres / CUNY

Imari Z. Smith / Duke
Emerging Trends in Non-Traditional Birthing Practices among Black American Families

Tatiana Padilla / Cornell
ICE raid impacts on immigrant health

Katherine Zaslavsky / Cornell
Jumping the Ranks: How Identity and Authenticity Shape Career Trajectories in Creative Fields

December 4, 2020

Moderator: Chalem Bolton / Michigan

Lauren Kilgour / Cornell
Designing Stigma: Electronic Ankle Monitors and Criminal Justice

Bernard A. Coles IV / Duke
In-Group Preference and Victimization in US High Schools

Alexandra Cooperstock / Cornell
Promise Neighborhoods: (Dis)investment and Student Outcomes

Center for Inequality Dynamics


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