About us

This blog was set up by a bunch of young researchers – sociologists, political scientists, geographers, demographers, social policy scholars, economists – from universities on both sides of the Atlantic who wanted to create…

… a space to critically discuss research on inequality, both our own research and the most interesting research we come across; and

… a community of people who want to try and tackle the injustices they see in the world by shedding light on things that would otherwise be invisible.

We originally came together at a ‘Social Change: a Harvard-Manchester Initiative’ (SCHMI) workshop in Crewe, England in June 2010.  Enormous thanks to everyone at SCHMI for putting us in one place and giving us the energy to do this – particularly to Bob Putnam and Bruce Western at Harvard and Ed Fieldhouse at Manchester.

We’d love to welcome other people that share these goals to the blog – so if you’re interested in writing about something inequality-related, click here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Suggestions/comments on the blog are also welcome!

Ben and Brendan, July 2010