Inequality is one of the defining issues of our time: with the gaps between the haves and the have-nots growing steadily in many domains of life.
This interest group seeks to bring together scholars and scholarship on the topic of data and inequality. We do this in two ways. First, by asking how we might best employ new data streams to better understand economic, social, and political inequalities around the world. Second, by asking how digital data may actually serve to amplify or reduce existing inequalities or create new ones.
Schedule of activities, to include bi-weekly reading group meetings and a seminar series featuring leading scholars, policy makers and development practitioners, will commence late summer/early autumn 2017.
Data and Inequality Seminar Series
This seminar series features leading scholars and development industry practitioners working in the nexus of data and inequality. They reflect on the influence of the ever-increasing presence of data on processes of data and inequality. The speaker presentations will be followed by a discussion amongst the seminar participants and conclude with informal networking. Please see the events section of this page for the upcoming seminars taking place in the spring and summer of 2018