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Sociology Colloquium, 10/20/2021

Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification

Dr. Maria Krysan, University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Kyle Crowder, University of Washington

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed housing discrimination by race. But almost fifty years later, residential segregation remains virtually unchanged. Why does segregation persist at such high rates and what makes it so difficult to combat? In Cycle of Segregation, sociologists Maria Krysan and Kyle Crowder examine how everyday social processes shape residential stratification. The authors argue that past neighborhood experiences, social networks, and daily activities all affect the mobility patterns of different racial groups in ways that have cemented segregation as a self-perpetuating cycle in the twenty-first century. Cycle of Segregation demonstrates why a nuanced understanding of everyday social processes is critical for interrupting entrenched patterns of residential segregation. In this talk, Krysan will provide an overview of the central arguments of Cycle of Segregation. She will also share examples of engaged sociology she has undertaken since its publication, through her collaboration with Tonika Lewis Johnson, a Chicago-based social justice artist and creator of the Folded Map Project.

October 20, 2021
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 981 2344 4790
Passcode: 956600

If you cannot join with video, you can connect to the Zoom session via phone: 1–346–248–7799