Geographical perspectives on social inequality and mobility (cities & regions)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Population Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Dylan Connor, Emily Frazier
Chairs: Robert Sampson


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


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 Abigail Cooke*, University at Buffalo, Immigrants and the Future of Occupational Opportunity 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Mark Ellis*, University of Washington, Richard Wright, Dartmouth College, Internal migration and matching of STEM trained workers to STEM jobs in the US: Variations by race, gender and place. 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Tom Kemeny*, Queen Mary, University of London, Michael Storper, UCLA, The inconstant geography of prosperity: US Regional Divergence in the Long Run 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Jamie Goodwin-White*, UCLA, Post-Recession Contexts of Working Poverty : Austerity, Immigration, Race, and Gender 20 6:20 PM
Presenter Dylan Connor*, Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Boulder, Stability and change in the land of opportunity: Geography and intergenerational mobility over the twentieth century 20 6:40 PM

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