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Department of Sociology colloquium featuring Kenneth F. Ferraro

Date: Mon. April 16th, 2018, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Location: Mather Memorial

Save the date! The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a colloquium scheduled for Monday, April 16th. The colloquium will feature Kenneth F. Ferraro, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. The talk is entitled “Early Social Origins of Adult Health: Evidence of Pluripotent Influence?” and will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115.


About the speaker…

Ferraro’s recent research focuses on health inequality over the life course. Current projects examine minority health, obesity and health, and the long term consequences of childhood misfortune on later life. With interests in how stratification processes unfold over the life course, he has developed a theory for the study of human development, aging, and health: cumulative inequality theory. He recently published The Gerontological Imagination: An Integrative Paradigm of Aging with Oxford University Press (2018).

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