Interdisciplinary seminar series on inequality

Fostering discourse on inequality

Do you drive through the Downtown Eastside and wonder why it is the way it is? Do you wrestle with questions about how we should provide public assistance, and who deserves it? Are the rich really getting richer and the poor really getting poorer?

Dr. Krishna Pendakur, leading expert in economic inequality, is chairing a new interdisciplinary seminar series on social science approaches to understanding social and economic inequality. The series starts this fall, and will take place once a month on Mondays with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration on the subject of inequality.

All FASS faculty, postdocs, and grad students are welcome to attend.

The purpose of this seminar series is to nurture and support interdisciplinary research collaborations at SFU in the area of inequality. In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, there are at least 60 researchers whose work touches on inequality in some way. This seminar series seeks to allow faculty to share knowledge and foster discussion on the matter of inequality.


When: Mondays (monthly) from 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Where: WMC 3513

The seminars are 30 minutes long followed by 30 minutes of roundtable discussion. Lunch is provided, courtesy of the FASS Dean's Office.


Contact Bobbi Sawcnyn, Research Grants and Projects Coordinator, at to be added to our maillist or if you're interested in presenting.

The Series is currently led by Dr. Krishna Pendakur.

Upcoming seminars