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October 1, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Title: The Space Between Us
Speaker: Ryan Enos, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Location: Northeastern University, 177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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.
Sponsored by NULab and the American Politics Research Colloquium, Department of Political Science.
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.