Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Academia’s Promise: Upward Mobility or Elite Revolving Door? Mathieu Dubeau and Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer (Labor Studies Workshare Series, 2/8/2019)

Posted: 2/4/2019 (Local Events)

ABSTRACT: Universities market their social science graduate programs as pathways into the exclusive arena of academia or high-paying policy or industry jobs. Yet these promises fail to trickle down to working-class students, further reinforcing the mythology of the American Dream. While there’s been much work done on the effects of socioeconomic status on undergraduates, this paper addresses the impacts of the compounding precarity it creates for those pursuing graduate studies.

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Date: 02/08/2019

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

Location: Smith Hall, Room 40A