CREO hosts 2022 Midwest Sociology of Education Conference
The Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) at the University of Notre Dame hosted the 2022 Midwest Sociology of Education Conference on October 27-28.
The conference brought together 61 faculty members and graduate students for the first time in two years to discuss issues such as inequalities in PrK-8 schooling, inequalities in postsecondary transitions and outcomes, and studies of diversity in education.
The conference was created several decades ago by the late Maureen Hallinan, the founding director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. Her vision was to gather Midwestern Universities to network, share, and discuss research in sociology of education. The conference took a roughly 10-year hiatus until 2014, when CREO Director Mark Berends, Assistant Director Bill Carbonaro, and Professor Eric Grodsky of the University of Wisconsin-Madison reimagined the conference restarted it on an annual basis.
Universities represented at this year’s conference included Indiana University Bloomington, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Iowa, the University of Chicago, the University of Louisville, Purdue University, the University of Texas, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill