American Sociological Association

Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility

The purpose of the Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility is to foster research and disseminate knowledge on the distribution of material and nonmaterial resources, and the economic, social, and cultural forces that generate and perpetuate unequal distributions of these resources. The Section welcomes members of all theoretical and methodological persuasions and embraces work that considers inequalities in all institutions and social contexts.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: David J. Harding, University of California at Berkeley 2018
Chair-Elect: Florencia Torche, Stanford University 2018
Past Chair: Lisa A. Keister, Duke University 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Ann Owens, University of Southern California 2020

Section Council

Jennie E. Brand, University of California - Los Angeles 2018
Alexandra A. Killewald, Harvard University 2020
Andrew Penner, University of California, Irvine 2019
Fabian T. Pfeffer, University of Michigan 2020
Christine Renee Schwartz, Univ. Wisconsin, Madison 2019
Patrick T. Sharkey, New York University 2018

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