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Social Justice Resources

This site supports the UMD campus community in celebrating the Social Justice Day on April 18th, 2017.

Economic Development & Inequality Resources

Meet the Scholars

Claudia Lucia Galindo, PhD 

Associate Professor
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
University of Maryland, College Park

Galindo, C. & Sonnenschein, S. (2015). Decreasing the SES math achievement gap: Initial math proficiency and home learning environments. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 43, 25-38.

Steven Klees, PhD 

Professor, International Education Policy; HESI
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)
College of Education
University of Maryland, College Park

Cobham, A., & Klees, S. (2016). “Global Taxation: Financing Education and the Other Sustainable Development Goals,”Background Paper prepared for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, Published by ActionAid International, Oxfam International, and Tax Justice Network.

Klees, S. J. (2016a). Human Capital and Rates of Return: Brilliant Ideas or Ideological Dead Ends? Comparative Education Review, 60(4), 644–672.

Klees, S. J. (2016b). The political economy of education and inequality: Reflections on Piketty. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 0(0), 1–15.

Klees, S. J., Samoff, J., & Stromquist, N. P. (2012). The World Bank and education: Critiques and alternatives. Rotterdam: e Publishers.

Priya Kumar

PhD Student and Graduate Research Assistant
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

Kumar, P. (2017). Corporate privacy policy changes during PRISM and the rise of surveillance capitalism. Media and Communication, 5(2).

Richard Marciano, PhD 

Professor and Director
Digital Curation Innovation Center
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park​

Winling, L., Connolly, N., Nelson, R. & Marciano, R. (2017). “Integrating the Depression-era History of Race and Redlining”. In Ian Gregory, Don Lafreniere (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Spatial History.

Safa Motesharrei, PhD

Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park

Motesharrei, S., Rivas, J., & Kalnay, E. (2014). Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies. Ecological Economics, 101, 90–102.

Motesharrei, S., Rivas, J., Kalnay, E., Asrar, G. R., Busalacchi, A. J., Cahalan, R. F., … Zeng, N. (2016). Modeling sustainability: Population, inequality, consumption, and bidirectional coupling of the Earth and Human Systems. National Science Review, 3(4), 470–494.

Nicholas Proferes, PhD 

Postdoctoral Scholar
Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

Hoffmann, A. L., Proferes, N., & Zimmer, M. (2016). “Making the world more open and connected”: Mark Zuckerberg and the discursive construction of Facebook and its users. New Media & Society, 1461444816660784.

Campbell Frank Scribner, PhD 

Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
University of Maryland, College Park

Scribner, C. F. (2016). The fight for local control: Schools, suburbs, and American democracy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

  Economic Development & Inequality 

New Books by Subject 

Find lists of books published in 2012-2017.

Selected books published in 2015-2016

   Economic Development & Inequality     

Selected videos published in 2012-2017

For more videos on economic development and inequality, check UMD Libraries video resources in Database Finder

 Labor Collections (selected)

These archival collections contain some records related to Economics and the International and U.S. Labor Movements.

Click on the link to open a PDF of the finding aid.

AFL-CIO International Affairs Department. International Labor Organizations Activities, 1946-1985 (2014-001-RG18-007)
The major portion of the collection has to do with the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, but groups of records having to do with the international trade union federations and trade secretariats and with the work of individual staff members also appear.

AFL-CIO International Affairs Department. Irving Brown Files, 1943-1989 (2014-001-RG18-004)
The collection covers the topics of foreign policy of American trade unions and the industrial relations and politics of many countries around the world during the post-World War II era.

AFL-CIO International Affairs Department. Jay Lovestone Files, 1939-1974 (2014-001-RG18-003)
The records mainly document Lovestone's activities as an executive of the Free Trade Union Committee, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, and the AFL-CIO International Affairs Department.

AFL-CIO Legislation Department.  Testimony, 1953-1994 (2014-001-RG21-002)
This collection consists of testimony and statements made primarily by officers and employees of the AFL and AFL-CIO to Senate and House committees on a variety of economic, social, and political issues. Also included is some correspondence in lieu of testimony or statements; there are also a few speeches and addresses to non-governmental organizations and fact sheets.

AFL-CIO Office of the President. George Meany Files, 1940-1980 (2014-001-RG1-038)
This collection comprises the records of the last two decades of George Meany's AFL-CIO presidency. It includes national and international unions correspondence; state and local central bodies correspondence; international affairs files; government agencies correspondence; speeches; copybooks; AFL-CIO committees material; state governments correspondence; organizers correspondence; constitutional and trade departments records.


Additional information about Labor Collections in Hornbake Library

You may find additional archival materials on this topic by consulting resources in the Labor History Subject Guide


Using Special Collections and University Archives

This guide gives you information about how to access the archives in the Maryland Room


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