Seminar Series

Call for PapersIf you would like to present a paper, proposal, or research in progress, please let Josh ( or Dean ( know as soon as possible.

Meeting Times: The last Friday of each month at 4:00 PM (SS 921).

Objectives: The University of Calgary Inequality Seminar Series (UCISS) is a cross-disciplinary research group devoted to studying the causes, consequences, and outcomes of social inequality. The Seminar invites speakers from the University of Calgary to workshop new research, covering a wide range of topics related to inequality, such as:

  • Class structures, stratification, and mobility
  • Income and wealth inequality
  • Political attitudes, behaviours, and identities
  • Economic sociology, capitalism, and political economy
  • Environmental, financial, and social risk
  • Ageing and the life course
  • Sex and gender studies
  • Immigration, race, and ethnicity
  • Health, mental health, and well-being

The goal of this seminar is to workshop new theoretical and methodological research on inequality and stratification in the social sciences. This workshop provides graduate students and faculty with opportunities to share their research.

FormatThe typical format for each session will consist of a student or faculty presenter circulating a draft of their paper one week before the meeting. The author will give a 15-25 minute presentation and the remaining time will be used for group discussion.

ParticipationThe UCISS is open to all interested graduate students and faculty.



Presentation Schedule

October 27th: Tom Langford


Class and Environmental Justice Politics in the Demolition of Natal and Michel, 1964-78.”