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State of the Union Conference 2017

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June 16, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Stanford University
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305


The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality is proud to announce our fourth annual State of the Union Conference. This year's topic: racial and ethnic inequalities. More details will be available soon.

Roster of Experts


  • Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University


  • Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley


  • Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University


  • Becky Pettit, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas-Austin
  • Bryan Sykes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California-Irvine

Income Inequality

  • Matthew Snipp, Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

Labor Markets

  • Michael Hout, Professor of Sociology, New York University


  • Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University


  • Linda Burton, Dean of the Social Sciences, Duke University
  • Beth Mattingly, Director of Research on Vulnerable Families, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, and Research Consultant, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Juan Pedroza, Ph.D. candidate in sociology, Stanford University
  • Whitney Welsh, Research Scientist, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University

Safety Net

  • Mark Duggan, Trione Director of SIEPR and Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Wealth Inequality

  • Thomas Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University
Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research