The Center for Poverty Research hosts an annual seminar series on poverty issues. We are pleased to welcome faculty, researchers, and thought leaders to the UC Davis campus.
Most of our seminars are located in Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities Building, unless otherwise noted.
Parking Information: A valid UC Davis parking permit is required to park on campus. Daily Visitor Permits are available for purchase for $9.00 at machines located at the entrance to the Quad Parking Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis, CA). The Andrews Conference Room is a short walk from the parking structure.
Directions to Andrews Conference Room: Enter the Social Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters & Science Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor. Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
Seth Holmes, Phd, MD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley will give a talk on Migrant Farmworker Health, Inequality, and What Can Be Done.
Dr. Holmes is a cultural and medical anthropologist and physician at UC Berkeley whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health inequalities, and the ways in which perceptions of social difference may naturalize, normalize, or challenge these inequalities.
The Graduate School of Management and The Center for Poverty Research are proud to co-host the Eighth Annual UC Davis Finance Symposium: “Capital / Labor Markets in the Age of Inequality”. In this one-day symposium, we will discuss six macro/labor/finance papers that examine determinants of inequality in labor markets and its consequence in the capital markets and the aggregate economy. All are invited but RSVP is required for attendance due to limited seating.
Jordan Conwell is an Anna Julia-Cooper Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2018-2019, he will begin an appointment there as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education Policy Studies. His research agenda encompasses many aspects of racial inequality in education, spanning early childhood, K-12, and higher ed.
Dr. Noble is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and pediatrician who studies socioeconomic disparities in children’s neurocognitive development. She received her undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and trained at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her pediatrics residency at Columbia University Medical Center/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian.
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty associate with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Her research on higher education, work and technological change in the new economy has been supported by the Microsoft Research Network’s Social Media Collective, The Kresge Foundation, the American Educational Research Association and the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research. She has published on race/class/gender, education, and technology in the new economy.
Michelle Ko is a faculty affiliate and member of the Center for Poverty Research Executive Committee. Dr. Ko looks at how policy, healthcare, and our social structure are interconnected, and their impacts on disadvantaged communities. She has conducted research on a variety of topics, including the healthcare safety net, Medicaid, long-term care, access to healthcare for minority populations, diversity in medical education, and the healthcare workforce.