Geographical perspectives on social inequality and mobility (housing & urban metrics)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Population Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Dylan Connor, Emily Frazier
Chairs: Dylan Connor


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 Sean Angst*, University of Southern California, Jovanna Rosen, University of Southern California, Gary Painter, University of Southern California, Coping with Rent Burden: Sacrifice, Social Support, and a Better Future for Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Eduarda Marques Da Costa*, Universidade de Lisboa - Centro de Estudos Geográficos, Leticia Parreira Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Measuring Social Vulnerability in Minas Gerais, Brazil: Methodological Proposal Applied to Triângulo Mineiro E Alto Paranaíba 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Wei Liu*, Washington University in St. Louis, Comparative Analysis of the Performance Criteria for Social Interaction in Public Space of the Central Corridor Development in St. Louis: A Case Study of Social Interaction Between Residents of Socioeconomically Divergent Neighborhoods 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Richard Medina*, University of Utah, Kara Byrne, University of Utah, Housing Inequality: Eviction Rates in Salt Lake County 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Siiri Silm*, University of Tartu, Rein Ahas, University of Tartu, Veronika Mooses, University of Tartu, Ethnic differences in time and space based on mobile positioning data 20 4:40 PM

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