The Stanford Center for Poverty and Inequality (CPI) launched a program this quarter that allows undergraduates to pursue a Certificate on Poverty and Inequality and become more involved in one of the center’s 10 research groups.
My mother is a structural engineer; my dad is a computer scientist. When I entered Stanford, I was sure I was going to be techie. I didn’t know what I wanted to major in (although science seemed like a good bet), so I started off my freshman year with all of the introductory math and science classes I could take. Now, five years later, I’ve ended up with a degree in…sociology.
Rising to the top: Cecilia Ridgeway’s path to the presidency of the American Sociological Association
“Go ahead and take a seat,” said sociology professor Cecilia Ridgeway, motioning to a vacant seat in her office in McClatchy Hall. The room was stereotypically professorial, cramped and dimly lit, shelves filled to the brim with books.