Fall 2022: The Pandemic Divide

Global Inequality Research Initiative: The Pandemic Divide will explore inequalities through study of the recent Cook Center publication The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America. Through a series of remote and in-person lectures, undergraduate and graduate students will engage with instructors and guest speakers in discussions surrounding the events of the pandemic and its disproportionate impact on people of color, specifically through the lens of education, wealth, health, employment, and housing. Students will complete a semester-long research project of their choosing as part of the course.

Instructors: Adam Hollowell

Guest speakers include authors of chapters from The Pandemic Divide. Read their bios here

2022 Project Titles:

Lauren Prox Assessing the Distribution of FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Financial Assistance
Rohan Bhambhani Can Public Transit Improve Socioeconomic Outcomes in American Cities for Low-Income Communities?
Rachel Richards Changing Infant Mortality and Abortion Rate Post-Roe
Rebecca Eneyni

Child, early, and forced marriage in hte case of Syrian women and girls in Turkey

Dylan Geller

Climate Policy and Access to Clean Water: A COVID-19 Perspective
Alex Glick

Tucker Lovell

Education and Incarceration: Second Chance Pell

Quinn Davis

Fast Fashion: Climate Inequality
Sanjit Tatavarthy

Kaila Balch

Food apartheid at the table: the impact of historical redlining on food security in Durham, North Carolina

Yuqi Zhou

Gaokao System and Education Inequality in China

Rachel Enggasser

Global Comparisons of Drug Use and Crime, Imprisonment, and Welfare

Charlotte Navin-Weinstein

How Did the SocioEconomic Impacts of COVID-19 Contribute to Inter Personal Violence (IPV)

Jules Feingold

How do racial inequalities shape the private college experience from admissions to graduation? An analysis of standardized test scores, GPA levels, and graduation rates.
Alexa Mark

Colten Smith

How has the pandemic increased awareness and change for racial inequality within the criminal justice system in the United States?

Malini Narula

How Political Part Membership Has Affected Indigenous Language Populations in Brazil

Zuoyin Wang

How the Choice of Industry Affects Income Inequality: Evidence from China

Claire Oh

Inequality in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) Usage Among Asian-Americans

Eli Weiner

Inequality in Sports: The Gender Pay Gap

Runling Wu

Mapping Media Bias to Local Observables

Julia Feldman Possible Effects of Music Education on Income Mobility

Tomás Leonardo

Drew Greene

Practice what you preach: Tertiary education as a public good in high-income western nations

Mingke Chen

Regional Marketization and Inequality of Regional Economic Development: Research in Chinese Provinces

Xinyi Wang
Hannah Marsho

Spatial Analysis of Property Values and the Community Response to Hydraulic Fracking in Pennsylvania

Jiawei Qiu

Study of Entrepreneurship Among Female Farmers in Rural China

Wenqi Wei
Vance Johnson

The Disproportionate Effect of Gun Violence on Neighborhoods of lower Socio-Economic Status in Chicago

Angelina Frances

The Disproportionate Effects of Climate Change on Conflict in the Middle East

Hannah Stone
Evan Henley

The Effectiveness of a Microfinance Intervention in Detroit

Alexander Williams

The Energy Transition in America: A Demographic Breakdown

Abdedaim Battioui

The Impact of Covid-19 on Water Policy in the MENA Region: An Exploratory Study

Bobby Lee

Kaitlyn Luo

The Impact of Female Policymakers on Abortion Rights Policymaking

Gavin Xu

The One Child Policy (OCP) and Urban-rural Inequality in China

Alexis Williamson

Title IX Compliance and Equity in Collegiate Athletics

Michael Bao

To What Extent Have California’s Decarbonization Policies Made Zero-Emission Vehicles More AFfordable for people across income gaps?

Daniel Tan

Saad Ibrahim

United States vs. Pakistan: Understanding Differences in Disaster Relief Funding and Capabilities

Jason Schnall

Morgan Robertson

Voter Suppression in Georgia?: COVID-19 and S.B. 202
Hannah Schuffer Wait, isn’t it 2022? Understanding the present experience of LGBT+ young adults in the U.S.
Shujun Yang

What is the Impact of China’s Three Child Policy on the Income of Chinese Women?

Gabrielle Battle

Will Communal Or State Actors Better Serve the Needs of Sex Trafficked Black Girls?