Carleton Connects: Mario Small ’96 on neighborhoods, financial access, and racial inequality

25 March 2022

This event took place on March 24, 2022.

How close do you live to a bank? Join Mario Small ’96, a distinguished scholar of social networks and urban neighborhoods, for a look at the financial geography of our nation and the importance of race to the accessibility of conventional banks. We’ll have plenty of time for Q&A on this and other aspects of Small’s wide-ranging work on modern society.

About the speaker

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Mario L. Small ’96, Quetelet Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, has published award-winning articles and books on urban inequality, personal networks, and the relationship between qualitative and quantitative methods. His books include Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio and Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life, both of which received the C. Wright Mills Award for Best Book. His latest award-winning book, Someone To Talk To: How Networks Matter in Practice, examines how people decide whom in their network to turn to when seeking a confidant. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2021 received an Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Achievement from Carleton.