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Ryan Enos, “The Space Between Us”

October 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Space Between Us brings the connection between geography, psychology, and politics to life. By going into the neighborhoods of real cities, Enos shows how our perceptions of racial, ethnic, and religious groups are intuitively shaped by where these groups live and interact daily. Through the lens of numerous examples across the globe and drawing on a compelling combination of research techniques including field and laboratory experiments, big data analysis, and small-scale interactions, this timely book provides a new understanding of how geography shapes politics and how members of groups think about each other. This rigorous research illuminates the profound effects of social geography on how we relate, think, and politically interact across groups in the fabric of our daily lives.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ryan Enos is Professor of Government and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University. He is a leading expert on the intersection of geography, psychology, and politics. His research has appeared in scholarly publications, such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Political Science Review, and in worldwide news outlets, such as the New York Times. Prior to earning his PhD, he was a high school teacher on the South Side of Chicago, an urban space which inspired much of his research.
Please bring your Northeastern ID (or other photo ID) when entering the building. This event is free and open to the public, but guests should email j.briceno[at]northeastern[dot]edu to register.

Sponsored by the Network Science Institute, the NULab, and the American Politics Research Colloquium, Department of Political Science.

For more information, see the event page at the Network Science Institute site.

Details

Date:
October 1, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue

11th Floor, 177 Huntington
177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Organizer

Network Science Institute
Website:
http://www.networkscienceinstitute.org/