Program Highlights

  • Plenary Speaker(s)

    David Grusky, Barbara Kimball Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University                
    His research addresses the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses such topics as (a) the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff of income inequality, (b) the amount of economic and social mobility in the U.S. and other high-inequality countries…(c) the role of essentialism in explaining the persistence of extreme gender inequality, (d) the forces behind recent changes in the amount of face-to-face and online cross-class contact, and (e) the putative decline of big social classes.
    Recent publications include: Social Stratification (2014), Occupy the Future (2013), The New Gilded Age (2012). For more information and other publications <click here>

    Author Meets Critics session

    Cynthia (Mil) M. Duncan, founding director of the Carsey Institute for Families and Communities at the University of New Hampshire and research director at AGree, an initiative bringing together diverse interests to transform food and agricultural policy in the Unites States.
    Professor Duncan will be attending the RSS Annual Meetings to discussion Worlds Apart, Poverty and Politics in Rural America, Second Edition (2014). Join us to find out how Blackwell, Dahlia, and Gray Mountain have changed since Worlds Apart was first published in 1999.