Social Inequalities: The Intertwining of Human Difference and Environments

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Director: Susan E. Short
Research Theme: Persistent Disparities in Health and Human Capital
Funding: Mellon Foundation

Recent advances in genomic science, and understandings of biological difference, present new research opportunity in regard to social inequality.  In particular, researchers can consider more explicitly whether and how human physiology is relevant to institutional and structural explanations of inequality.  This grant supports the PI in development of this line of inquiry through funding training in relevant areas of inquiry outside of sociology.