Category Social Sciences Forum

Mental health inequalities

Mental Health Inequalities in the U.S.: From a Sociological Perspective

Social Sciences Forum
Michael Hughes, professor of sociology, Virginia Tech
Marta Elliott, associate professor of sociology, University of Nevada – Reno
Dawne Mouzon, assistant professor, Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Friday, October 9 | 12:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Three sociologists will give short lectures about mental health inequalities in the US, with an emphasis on race and socioeconomic status. Michael Hughes will deliver a lecture entitled, “Racial Identity and the Mental Health Paradox,” Marta Elliott will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Onset of Mental Illness Among Men: A Stress Process Perspective,” and Dawne Mouzon will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Black-White Paradox of Disorders: Weighing the Empirical Evidence.” (Click heading for full description.)

Educating for Insurgency

Educating for Insurgency: Youth Organizing and the Baltimore Algebra Project

Social Sciences Forum
Jay Gillen, teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools
Wednesday, October 28 | 4:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Jay Gillen and young people of The Baltimore Algebra Project will lead a discussion on ways students and adults in schools of poverty can see themselves as actors on the national stage, building towards insurgency from the “crawl space” of their classrooms. (Click heading for full description.)

Erik Angner

When and Why Subjective Well-Being Matters

Social Sciences Forum
Erik Angner, associate professor of philosophy, economics, and public policy, George Mason University
Thursday, November 5 | 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The so-called science of happiness — the systematic empirical study of happiness, understood as a subjectively experienced mental state — is both politically controversial and philosophically interesting. Erik Angner will discuss under what conditions such a measure of happiness can serve as a proxy for well-being. (Click heading for full description.)


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