Poverty and Place Conference
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The Poverty and Place conference will bring together scholars from across many disciplines—sociology, economics, law, education, social work, geography, planning—to present and discuss their work on the ways in which space and place inflect various dimensions of poverty.
Among other topics, scholars will address the ways in which place can aggravate poverty, as in persistent poverty counties and regions, but also how place-specific interventions can effectively ameliorate poverty. Papers addressing different aspects of urban, suburban and rural poverty will be part of the conference agenda.
‘Just Leave Me Alone’: Social Isolation and Civic
Disengagement for the Small-City Poor
Presented by Jennifer Sherman, Washington State University
Discussed by Sheryl-Ann Simpson, University of California, Davis
Placing Environmental Justice and Opportunity in Rural
Presented by Jonathan K. London, University of California, Davis
Discussed by Tracey Farrigan, United States Department of Agriculture
Bust Amidst the Boom: The Creation of New
Insecurities and Inequalities within Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas
Presented by Kai Schafft, Pennsylvania State University
Discussed by Jonathan K. London, University of California, Davis
Perpetuating the Poverty of Place
Presented by Bruce D. Haynes & Jesus Hernandez, University of California, Davis
Discussed by Kenneth A. Stahl, Chapman University
Springboard or Trap? Governance and Opportunity in
Presented by Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley
Discussed by Michelle Wilde Anderson, Stanford University School of Law