Department of Politics - Princeton University Princeton University

Program on Inequality

Director: Tali Mendelberg, Professor of Politics

The Program on Inequality, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and the Department of Politics, hosts an annual interdisciplinary conference on inequality and identity bringing together scholars from across the nation to compare and contrast dimensions of inequality such as race, class, religion, language, or gender. Previous paper topics have included ethnic identity and democracy across the world; the women’s suffrage movement; electoral gatekeepers and the shortage of candidates from the working class; the political legacy of Southern slavery in the United States; and how the structure of language shapes attitudes toward gender equality.

The Program also hosts a regular dinner seminar, the Workshop for Race, Ethnicity and Identity, for Princeton faculty to present and discuss their work in progress and build a local community around research on inequality. Participation is by invitation.