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Entrepreneurship Conference Features Students

November 29, 2016

The conference on "Entrepreneurship at the Intersection of Diversity and Inequality" features four graduate students. Nicole Aimua, Hannah Marshall, Krystal Sarcone, and Julian Saporiti will present their scholarship at the December 5 event, which is hosted by the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, with the sponsorship of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the School of Public Health, the Sociology Department, and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Register to attend; seating is limited. Read more.

This day-conference at Brown University will explore a range of critical perspectives on how entrepreneurship can serve both as a potential pathway toward inclusion and socioeconomic mobility and also a potential source of disadvantage and marginality for historically underrepresented groups.

Through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research panels and audience discussions, participants will examine the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and immigrant status and will interrogate the simultaneity of agency and inequity, empowerment and subordination, in entrepreneurial endeavors.

The Alternative Economies and Entrepreneurship panel include Marshall, a doctoral student in Anthropology, who will speak about rehabilitation and entrepreneurship among former prisoners in Uganda, and Sopariti, a doctoral student in Ethnomusicology, on busking.

The Innovation, Technology and Service Delivery to 'Invisible Communities' panel includes two Master of Public Health students: Aimua will speak about gender-responsive, trauma-informed intervention for incarcerated men in Rhode Island, and Sarcone will talk about designing clothing with nonconventional bodies and (dis)abilities in mind.

The event takes place in the Hillel Conference Room (1st Floor) on December 5 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on December 5.