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The Transdisciplinary Studies Program and the Inequality and Policy Research Center
invite you to join us for the

Inequality and Policy Transdisciplinary Research Symposium

In this event, CGU students, faculty members and a special guest will present research on inequality and will receive valuable feedback from other graduate students and faculty members from different disciplines. Topics covered in the program include inequality in education, politics, economics and health on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic standing.

The symposium is open to all students, staff, and faculty members of CGU and the Claremont Colleges. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Albrecht Auditorium | Stauffer Hall of Learning
Claremont Graduate University
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Please RSVP here.


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and Networking

10:30 – 11:00 Decentralization and the Distributive Incidence of the Great Recession

Melissa Rogers,
Department of International Studies, CGU

Pablo Beramendi,
Department of Political Science, Duke University

11:00 – 11:30 An Analysis of English Language Learners in California

Shari Bissoondatt,
Department of Cultural Studies, CGU

Jovana Morales Martinez,
Department of Politics and Government, CGU

Qiana Wallace,
School of Educational Studies, CGU

11:30 – 12:00 Gravid Interruptions in Education: Graduation Rates and Pregnant Minors

Wendy Anguiano,
Applied Women's Studies Department, CGU

Elvia Flores,
School of Educational Studies, CGU

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Networking

1:00 – 1:30 The President's Party as an Essential Social Determinant of Health

Javier M. Rodriguez,
Department of Politics and Government, CGU

1:30 – 2:00 Community College Completion: Poverty Matters

Amanda Castillo,
School of Educational Studies, CGU

Denise Johnson,
Department of Cultural Studies, CGU

2:00 – 3:00 Minorities' Diminished Returns in the US: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Policy Solutions

Special Guest: Shervin Assari
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Department of Psychology, UCLA

3:00 - 3:30 Reception and Networking

Shervin Assari is a Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the University of Michigan (UM), Ann Arbor. At UM, he is also affiliated with the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH), Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), and Poverty Solutions. He is currently a visiting faculty at the UCLA Psychology. With over 15 years of post-graduate research experience, Assari has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed papers and eight book chapters mostly on the health effects of race, socioeconomic status, and gender. He is an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), and American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB). Dr. Assari' current research focuses on Minorities' Diminished Returns, defined as systematically smaller effects of socioeconomic resources of the health outcomes of the marginalized groups (non-Whites) compared to the privileged group (Whites).

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