REPRODUCTION OF INEQUALITY: A Conference in Honor of Annette Lareau

APRIL 28, 2023 | 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Reception to follow

University of Pennsylvania | Hall of Flags | Houston Hall

(This event is in-person only. There is no option to join remotely. Thank you for understanding.)

Conference Program

9:30 – 11:00 am

Opening Remarks

Melissa Wilde, Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Inequality in How People Are Seen

Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Sociology, Harvard University

From Cultural Capital to Recognition: Framing Worth

Karolyn Tyson, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Georgetown University

Black Communities, Trust, and Inequality

Shani Evans, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University

Making White Space: Counter Narratives on Black Displacement

Julia Wrigley, Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center

Who Could Leave Domestic Work? The Making of a Black Women’s Occupation in the North, 1900-1940

Van Tran, Associate Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center

Asian Americans and Pandemic Discrimination

Presider: Chenoa Flippen, Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for the Study of Ethnicity Race and Immigration (CSERI), University of Pennsylvania

11:00 – 11:15 am


11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Inequalities in the World of Education

Maia Cucchiara, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, Temple University & Sherelle Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California at Irvine & Sidra Sheikh, PhD Candidate, Temple University

“Love is not enough:” Race and Academic Expectations in Innovative Urban High Schools

Yi-lin Chiang, Associate Professor of Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Study Gods: How the New Chinese Elite Prepare for Global Competition

Elliot Weininger, Professor of Sociology, SUNY Brockport

Is Concerted Cultivation Universalizing?

Peter Harvey, Postdoctoral Fellow, Inequality in America Initiative, Harvard University

How Schools Teach Children Their Social Station

Presider: Hyunjoon Park, Korea Foundation Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

12:45 – 1:45 pm


1:45 – 3:15 pm

Families and Institutions

Karyn Lacy, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan

No Family is an Island

Blair Sackett, Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

We Thought It Would Be Heaven: Refugees in an Unequal America (book co-authors Blair Sackett and Annette Lareau)

Aliya Rao, Assistant Professor Department of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Relational Work in the Family: The Gendered Microfoundation of Parents’ Economic Decisions

Jessica Calarco, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Maternal Gratitude: How Expectations of Appreciation Discourage Mothers from Seeking Fathers’ Support with Parenting

Presider: Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

3:15 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 5:00 pm

Wealth, Class Reproduction, and Mobility

Shamus Khan, Willard Thorp Professor of Sociology and American Studies, Princeton University

Culture and Elites: New Directions

Doron Shiffer-Sebba, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University

The Family Office: How Elite Family Bureaucratization Perpetuates Wealth Inequality

Judith Levine, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of the Public Policy Lab, Temple University

Crossing the Bridge: Weak Ties and Inequality in the Post-College Job Search

Matthew Desmond, Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Poverty by America

Presider: Emilio A. Parrado, Director of the Population Studies Center, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Annette Lareau, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Reception to follow