stanford center on poverty and inequality

News and Opportunities
New CPI Administrator

The CPI is pleased to welcome Danielle Choi as our new administrator. Danielle will be planning and organizing CPI programs, including student programs, conferences, and research projects. She can be reached at
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America’s Poverty Course
Do you need a crash course on poverty and inequality? It’s not too late to enroll in our free online course featuring forty of the country’s top scholars. Course professor David Grusky will be joining the discussion forum on Tuesday, November 15 to answer student questions. Sign up here.

Harvard University professor Bruce Western explores the connection between the rise in income inequality and the decline of labor unions in this five-minute video from the course.

Featured Research
Polluting Black Space

A new paper by CPI affiliate Jennifer Eberhardt and her coauthors finds that racial biases affect how people treat the physical spaces that black Americans inhabit. The findings help explain why freeways, chemical plants, and other polluters are often located near black homes.

Talks and Events
Pay Equality in Technology

Industry executives from Glassdoor, GoDaddy, and Salesforce will join Stanford professors to discuss the gender pay gap in tech, the underlying factors that prevent pay equality from being achieved, and the pathways to creating workable solutions. 

Wednesday, November 16, Paul Brest Hall East, Munger Building 4, 8:30am
Disrupting the Discourse on Motherhood and Leadership

Dr. Sunny Lee explores how mothers in demanding administrative roles negotiate their equally demanding family lives and responsibilities.

Thursday, November 17, Women’s Community Center, 12pm
Healing Through Hip-Hop

Tomás Alvarez discusses how hip-hop can promote positive mental health outcomes among marginalized youth and empower a new generation of leaders.

Thursday, November 17, CCSRE Conference Room, 12:30pm
The Credit Constrained

Yale University professor Frederick Wherry explores how low-income individuals understand their budgeting priorities and how their interpersonal relationships affect their financial behavior.

Monday, November 28, Barnum Hub, 505 Lasuen Mall, 3pm
Against Type

Comedy writers Amy Aniobi and Tracy Oliver, whose credits include Silicon Valley, The Neighbors, and The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, discuss changing representations of race in film and TV.

Monday, November 28, Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall, 5pm
Crook County

Temple University professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve examines racism and injustice in Chicago-Cook County, home to the largest criminal courthouse in the country.

Wednesday, November 30, Brandon Room, Black Community Services Center, 12pm
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Elfenworks Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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