Across our Departments and Programs, BSOS faculty are at the cutting edge of inequality research.
This includes a focus on race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and immigration status. Indeed, BSOS has several networks of expertise, including inequality related to institutions and resource access, health and well-being, identity stigmatization, in the U.S. and across many international settings.
Are you a BSOS student interested in identifying faculty who do inequality work in areas of interest?
Are you a faculty member interested in connecting with colleagues who do related inequality work in other departments?
Are you a community member or journalist looking to find an expert on inequality related issues?
If yes, we invite you to click around on the interactive visual aids below (Important Note: Be sure to allow pop-ups to see the full effects). Here you can see BSOS faculty working on inequality research by Department. If you click-on the individual drop-down sections below, you can view visualizations for different areas of inequality research.
Disclaimer: The visualizations on this webpage are generated by BSOS Departmental websites, faculty bios, and linked curriculum vitae. The information is up to date as of Spring 2021. Full research agendas cannot be captured in the visualizations, so you should review the individual faculty members’ departmental bios or reach out to them to find out additional details about their work.
Are you a full-time BSOS faculty member working on inequality research and missing from this page? Please click this link to let us know about your inequality work! We want to include you and updates will be incorporated each semester.
Note: the visualizations below are best viewed on a computer or tablet, rather than a phone or other small mobile device.
Do you want to know more about sources of inequality and how researchers are investigating them here at UMD? This visualization will help you find researchers by domains of interest in inequality like that of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality/sexual orientation, and more.
You can click on each hub to view all researchers working on inequality in that area (e.g., Click on “Gender” to view researchers investigating gender-related inequality). You can also click on each individual researcher to view a brief description of their current work.
Are you interested in health-related inequalities? Maybe you are interested in how immigration status affects healthcare access or how female fertility rights impact women’s health and careers? This visualization shows BSOS faculty members interested in also asking these types of questions and more.
You can click on each hub to view all researchers working on inequality in that area (e.g., Click on “Access and Care” to view researchers investigating inequality related to healthcare and/or health insurance access). You can also click on each individual researcher to view a brief description of their current work.
Do you want to learn more about how stigma and identity impacts how people are differentially treated? Maybe you are interested in how criminal records impact people returning to the community? Perhaps you want to know more about how the disclosure of sexual identity can impact someone’s legal rights? This network will help you identify these areas of expertise.
You can click on each hub to view all researchers working on inequality in that area (e.g., Click on “Justice Involvement” to view researchers investigating inequality related to involvement with the criminal justice system). You can also click on each individual researcher to view a brief description of their current work.
Are you concerned about inequality issues in other settings? Perhaps you want to know more about research on human rights issues in another country? Maybe you are interested in international trade inequality? BSOS faculty work crosses the borders into international settings all over the world including South Africa, India, and more. This visualization shows you those working on inequality research in international settings.
You can click on each individual researcher to view a brief description of their work.