Poverty and Inequality


The Poverty and Inequality Working Group is focused on understanding poverty and inequality in the broadest sense. We welcome scholars, both faculty and students, with research interests in: (1) the myriad causes of poverty and their complex interactions in perpetuating the “cycle of poverty,” (2) the impact of poverty and inequality on the human experience including mental, physical and social well-being, and (3) solutions that address root causes and alleviate and/or eliminate poverty and inequality within the Latin American context, including among Latin Americans living in the United States.

Working Group Members

  • Barbara Piperata (chair) – Anthropology
  • Hugo Melgar-Quiñónez – Human Nutrition
  • Cathy Rakowski – Women's Studies, Rural Sociology
  • Doug Southgate – Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

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