Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Save the Date: Poverty and Place Conference, UC Davis, 13-14 November 2014

The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis will host a conference on Poverty and Place on 13-14 November, 2014.  Here are the basics:

The conference will bring together scholars from across many disciplines—sociology, economics, law, education, social work, geography, planning—to present and discuss their work on the ways in which space and place inflect various dimensions of poverty.

Among other topics, scholars will address the ways in which place can aggravate poverty, as in persistent poverty counties and regions, but also how place-specific interventions can effectively ameliorate poverty. Papers addressing different aspects of urban, suburban and rural poverty will be part of the conference agenda.

Confirmed presenters include:
• Scott Allard, Social Work, University of Chicago
• Evelyn Blumenberg, Planning, School of Public Affairs, UCLA
• Tracey Farrigan, Geographer, USDA Economic Research Service
• Victoria Lawson and Sarah Elwood, Geography, University of Washington
• Bertrall Ross, Law, UC Berkeley
• Kai Schafft, Sociologist in Dept. of Education, Penn State University
• Jennifer Sherman, Sociology, Washington State University
• Margaret Weir, Sociology, UC Berkeley

The conference will be back to back with ClassCrits VII, hosted by the UC Davis School of Law on November 14-15, 2014.  Kaaryn Gustafson of the University of Connecticut, moving to the University of California, Irvine, School of Law this summer, will give a key note lecture to bridge the two conferences.  Gustafson's recent book is Cheating Welfare.  

No comments: