(Not) Enrolling in Obamacare


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  • Speaker: Robert Vargas
  • Host Department: Latina/o Studies Program
  • Date: 04/07/2014
  • Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

  • Location: Rackham East Conference Room (4th Floor)

  • Description:

    Robert Vargas is a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University. His primary research interests are in the fields of urban sociology, urban politics, health, and criminology. He is currently completing a book manuscript on how politics and urban governance undermine community- based efforts to prevent gang violence. As a scholar, he is conducting qualitative research on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Chicago. After completing the program, he will assume a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Fall of 2014.

    Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Interdisciplinary Research of Latina/o Issues and Political Scientists of Color