David Grusky Lecture Social Mobility and the Commodification of Opportunity

David Grusky

The LeFrak Forum and Symposium on Science, Reason, & Modern Democracy present a lecture by David Grusky, Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality titled Social Mobility and the Commodification of Opportunity.  

The lecture is Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. at the MSU Union.   

David Grusky is Barbara Kimball Browning Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Director of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.  He is also the coeditor of Pathways Magazine.  Professor Grusky's research focuses on the changing structure of late-industrial inequality and addresses such topics as the role of rent-seeking and market failure in explaining the takeoff in income inequality; the amount of economic and social mobility in the U.S. and other high-inequality countries; the role of essentialism in explaining the persistence of extreme gender inequality; the forces behind recent changes in the amount of face-to-face and online cross-class contact; and the putative decline of big social classes.  His recent books include Social Stratification (2014), Occupy the Future (2013), The Gilded Age (2012), The Great Recession (2011), The Inequality Reader (2011), and The Inequality Puzzle (2010).

For more information about Professor Grusky, see also https://sociology.stanford.edu/people/david-grusky