Several times a year, the Inequalities Center invites outside speakers to address the Mailman School community. We seek speakers, in particular, who can enrich our perspectives on social inequalities and health.

2013-2014 Speakers

Bruce Western (PDF), Professor of Sociology, Harvard
“Leaving Prison as a Poverty Transition”
October 3 2013, 1:15-2:30 PM, Hess Commons

Brenda Major (PDF), Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California
"Identity-Threat and Health: The Case of Sexism and Size-ism"
February 20 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM, Russ Berrie Pavilion 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. Room 2.

Nancy Krieger (PDF), Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard.
"Epidemiologic theory, embodied history, & health inequities: critical challenges"
February 27 2014, 10:00-11:30 AM, Hammer Health Science Library, Lower Level 203.

Past Speakers

  • Douglas Massey, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, February 21, 2013.

  • Annette Lareau, Professor of Sociology, UPenn, “Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools: Reproduction of Social Stratification" Nov 8, 2012.

  • Ana Diez-Roux, Professor of Epidemiology, Univeristy of Michigan, "Advances and Pitfalls in 'social epidemiology': lessons for population health research" April 30, 2012.

  • John Jost, Professor of Psychology, NYU, “A System Justification Perspective on Social Stratification and Inequality" May 17, 2012.

  • Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology, NYU, "Alone in America" February 16, 2012. 

  • Sue Estroff (PDF), Professor of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, April 21, 2011: "Prevention Perilous? Early/Forced/Feasible Intervention in Psychiatry circa 2011."

  • Adrienne Asch (PDF), Professor of Bioethics, Yeshiva University, February 24th, 2011: "Prenatal diagnosis & selective abortion: a challenge to practice & policy."

  • Peter Beresford (PDF), Senior Lecturer of Social Policy, Brunel University, November 11th, 2010: "Psychiatric system survivors, the disabled people's movement, and solidarity: It should work in practice, but can it work in theory?"

  • James Morone, Professor of Political Science & Urban Studies, Brown University, September 23rd, 2010: "The Dirty Rotten Secrets of Health Reform: History, Politics, and the Obama legacy."

  • Erik Olin Wright (PDF), Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin Madison, January 28, 2010: “From Grand Paradigm Battles to Pragmatist Realism: Towards an Integrated Class Analysis.”

  • Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, Co-founders of The Equality Trust, January 14, 2010: "The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better."

  • Susan Fiske, Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, September 22, 2009: "Universal Dimensions of Inequality: Warmth and Competence."

  • Joe Feagin (PDF), Ella C. McFadden Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University, April 2, 2009

  • David Williams (PDF), Professor of Public Health, African and African American Studies, and Sociology, Harvard University, Feb 21, 2008

  • Cecilia Ridgeway (PDF), Lucie Stern Professor of Social Sciences, Stanford University, Oct 18, 2007

  • John Dovidio (PDF), Professor of Psychology, Yale University, May 9, 2007

  • Ichiro Kawachi (PDF),  Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard University, Mar 9, 2007

  • Peter Conrad (PDF), Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences, Brandeis University, Nov 29, 2006