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Michael H. Esposito

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Michael H. Esposito

On August 27, 2021, Michael H. Esposito, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, will present as part of the Carolina Population Center’s 2021-2022 Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series.

Dr. Esposito’s research examines how structural racism shapes population health. His work investigates how macro-level economic, social and ideological systems—and the institutions that comprise them—are arranged in ways that confer significant advantages for individuals interpreted as white; penalties for individuals interpreted as non-white; and how these systematically produced rewards/risk coalesce and generate health inequity among individuals. This work includes: (1) studies that examine how the actions of race-cognizant institutions (like law enforcement agencies) contribute to health disparities; (2) studies that consider how multiple racialized systems interact to gate access to critical health contexts; and (3) projects that examine how structural racism enters into and distorts social processes that are foundational to well-being (e.g., the association among education and health). He specializes in statistical methods—particularly Bayesian approaches and techniques for drawing causal(-ish!) inferences from observational data.

Title and abstract of lecture will be available soon.

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August 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Carolina Square Room 2002
123 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
(919) 962-5907


Carolina Population Center