Inequality Science Series
Zen and the Art of Privilege Maintenance
How might social scientists comment and provide systemic insight in a moment fraught with disproportionate inequality, especially along the lines of race and class? All talks of the Inequality Science Series are held in A32 Peretsman Scully Hall and begin at 4:30pm. Our goal is to bring an intellectually diverse and committed group of scholars to [...]
Causes and Consequences of Racial Bias in Law Enforcement
How might social scientists comment and provide systemic insight in a moment fraught with disproportionate inequality, especially along the lines of race and class? Our goal is to bring an intellectually diverse and committed group of scholars to the Princeton University campus for sustained discourse. We have planned three major talks for the fall semester, and three [...]
The Benefits of a Cultural Match: The Case of Social Class and Higher Education
One line of Professor Stephens's research examines how experiences in different social class environments affect the ways in which people understand the choices that they make in their daily lives. Another line of research investigates how first-generation college students, from diverse cultural backgrounds, adjust in response to the mainstream culture of higher education. Together her research illuminates how seemingly neutral assumptions about what it means to be a "good," "normal," or "educated" person reflect the culturally-specific perspectives of majority groups in society, and thereby contribute to social inequality. The underlying goal of this research is to develop more diverse and effective schools, workplaces, and communities.
Panel Discussion: The Social Psychology of Inequality
“The Social Psychology of Inequality: Wise Ideas and Best Practices to Close Achievement Gaps” A panel discussion moderated by Jill Dolan Featuring three leading social psychologists.