Sep 5 2018

UIC Sociology Colloquium Series: Cycle of Segregation featuring Maria Krysan

September 5, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Behavioral Sciences Building 4105


Chicago, IL 60612

Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification

Bring your own lunch and we'll provide the cookies and beverages!

About this talk

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed housing discrimination by race and provided an important tool for dismantling legal segregation. But almost fifty years later, residential segregation remains virtually unchanged in many metropolitan areas, particularly where large groups of racial and ethnic minorities live. 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. Through original analyses of national-level surveys and in-depth interviews with residents of Chicago, Krysan and Crowder show how past neighborhood experiences, social networks, and daily activities—alone and in combination with traditional factors of discrimination, preferences, and economics—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.

Maria Krysan (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995), Professor and Head in the Department of Sociology and professor in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, focuses her research on racial residential segregation and racial attitudes.


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Date posted

Aug 29, 2018

Date updated

Aug 29, 2018