Geographical perspectives on social inequality and mobility (neighborhoods)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Population Specialty Group, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Emily Frazier, Dylan Connor
Chairs: Dylan Connor


This CFP is part of a two-session series focusing on (1) Displacement, Deportation, and (Forced) Migration, and (2) Geographical Perspectives on Social Inequality and Mobility. We plan for each session to have a discussant.

Early career scholars are encouraged to apply.

AAG 2018 CFP: Geographical perspectives on social inequality and mobility

Co-organized by: Emily Frazier (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville) & Dylan Connor (The University of Colorado, Boulder)
Sponsored by: Population, Ethnic

Rising income inequality and declining social mobility are among the most pressing issues of today and featured heavily throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. While increasing geographical disparities in income, wealth and health continue to capture public attention, scholars are breaking new ground in understanding the interaction of geography and a wide range of social inequalities (e.g. class, gender, ethnic and racial). This recent work focuses on the historical and spatial evolution of inequality, and increasingly underscores the role of neighborhood segregation, migration, and urban and regional contexts in shaping the contours of life chances. This session calls for papers on the theoretical and empirical aspects of spatial inequality in the United States and abroad, and on work directly addressing the link between social inequality and place, space and scale.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
· Local studies of segregation and neighborhood inequality
· Class, gender, ethnic and racial perspectives on inequality
· Migration, human and social mobility
· Historical trajectories and spatial patterns of inequality
· The interaction of globalization, uneven development and inequality
· Deindustrialization and depopulation
· Institutions, financialization and the spatial politics of inequality
· Linkages between social inequality, the environment and nature
· Innovations in data and measurement

Interested participants send an abstract and PIN to Emily Frazier at and Dylan Connor at for consideration by October 23rd.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Addison Larson*, University of Texas - Dallas, Impacts of Housing Policy on Residents’ Access to Jobs and Transit 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Lee Fiorio*, University of Washington, Neighborhood Racial Change and the Suburbanization of Jobs: The Unequal Consequences of Increasing Decentralization in Three Large Metropolitan Areas 2000 to 2010 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Nicholas Finio*, University of Maryland, Gentrification with a white picket fence: neighborhood upgrading in US inner suburbs, 1980-2015 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Len Albright*, Northeastern University, Ryan Wang, Northeastern University, Measuring Urban Travel Inequality Based on Google API Traffic Data 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Seth Spielman University of Colorado 20 9:20 AM

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