Event Details

About the Platform

This event is being hosted by SRCD in a space created by Virtual Chair on the Gather platform. With Gather, you will be transported into a 2D workshop venue as a virtual avatar, where you can walk around, interact with workshop attendees that are right next to you, listen to talks, view posters, and more. You will be able to customize your avatar and navigate around the venue using the arrow keys on your keyboard.


Monday, November 9, 2020 (11:00am - 4:30pm)

11:00am - 11:45am, Room A


  • Martha Zaslow, Interim Executive Director, SRCD
  • Matthew Diemer, University of Michigan
  • Rashmita Mistry, University of California at Los Angeles

Opening Remarks

  • Adam Gamoran, William T. Grant Foundation (sponsor)

12:00pm - 1:00pm, Plenary Room

Invited Roundtable: Decision-Making and Biases

  • Erin Godfrey, New York University
  • Lindsey Nenadal, California State University, Chico
  • Steven Roberts, Stanford University
  • Heather Bullock (moderator), University of California, Santa Cruz

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Office Hours and viewing of pre-recorded workshops (Room B)

Poster Session (Poster Room)

  • Poster A1: Social Positions Shape How Beliefs About Wealth Develop

    Authors: Michelle Wang*, New York University; Steven Othello Roberts, Stanford University
  • Poster A2: Neighborhood Disadvantage Moderates the Association between Age and Amygdala Resting State Functional Connectivity

    Author: Bruce Ramphal*, Brown University
  • Poster A3: Income inequalities do not exist in a vacuum: Children’s awareness of racial and gender disparities

    Authors: Grace Reid*, Washington University in St. Louis; Lori Markson, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Poster B1: Playing with Questions: How Inquiry Supports Vocabulary Development of Head Start Preschool Students

    Authors: Elias Blinkoff*, Temple University; Hande Ilgaz, Bilkent University; Kathryn A. Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
  • Poster B2: The Role of Neighborhood Inequities in Early Social-Emotional Disparities: The State of the Science

    Author: Claudia Kruzik*, Boston College

2:30pm - 3:15pm, Room A

Data Blitz Session

Moderator: Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago

  • Talk 1: We Live Here: Social Justice Through Developmental Science in St. Louis

    Author: Lori Markson*, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Talk 2: Socioeconomic Status, Executive Function, and Academic Achievement in Ghana

    Authors: Emily M. Weiss*, University of Pennsylvania; Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania
  • Talk 3: Demographic and Family Characteristics of Public Assistance Utilization in Vulnerable Families Facing Poverty

    Authors: Andrew B. McGee*, University of Denver; Neda Senehi, University of Denver; Elly Miles, University of Denver; Sarah E. Watamura, University of Denver
  • Talk 4: Impacts of Publicly Funded Health Insurance for Adults on Children’s Development

    Authors: Caitlin S. Lombardi*, University of Connecticut; Maithreyi Gopalan, Pennsylvania State University; Lindsey Bullinger, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:30pm - 4:30pm, Plenary Room

Invited Roundtable: Justice and Informing Policy

  • Heather Bullock, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Fernanda Cross, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer Romich, University of Washington
  • Nia West-Bey, Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Adam Gamoran (moderator), William T. Grant Foundation

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (11:00am - 3:30pm)

11:00am - 11:15am, Room A


  • Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago
  • Laura Elenbaas, University of Rochester

11:30am - 12:30pm, Plenary Room

Invited Roundtable: Civic and Youth Development

  • Constance Flanagan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Jin Huang, Saint Louis University
  • Scott Seider, Boston College
  • Erin Godfrey (moderator), New York University

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Office Hours and viewing of pre-recorded workshops (Room B)

Poster Session (Poster Room)

  • Poster B3: Person-Centered Analysis of Parent-Child Relationships and Well-Being of Families Experiencing Homelessness

    Authors: McKenna Marie Halverson*, Villanova University; Katherine Hayes, Villanova University; Emily Jacobs, Villanova University; Janette E. Herbers, Villanova University
  • Poster C1: White, Heterosexual, Cisgender Young Adults’ Exploration of “isms”: Positions of Privilege and Thinking about Inequality

    Authors: Sara Kassie Johnson*, Tufts University; Elana R. McDermott, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Rachel M. Hershberg, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Poster C2: U.S. and Argentine Adolescents’ Perceptions of Wealth Distribution: Connections with Other Societal Judgments

    Author: William Frank Arsenio*, Yeshiva University
  • Poster C3: Children’s Academic Development at the Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status

    Authors: Lorraine Blatt*, University of Pittsburgh; Laura Betancur, University of Pittsburgh; Daphne Henry, University of Pittsburgh; Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal, University of Pittsburgh
  • Poster C4: Patterns of Poverty Exposure and Trajectories of Parent-to-child Maltreatment

    Authors: Liwei Zhang*, Rutgers University; Cassandra A. Simmel, Rutgers University

2:00pm - 2:45pm, Room A

Data Blitz Session

Moderator: Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago

  • Talk 1: Examining Inequalities in Childhood Immunization Coverage to Inform Policy and Practice in Low-and-middle Income Countries

    Authors: Md. Mehedi Hasan*, University of Queensland; Saifuddin Ahmed, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, University of Queensland; Abdullah Al Mamun, University of Queensland
  • Talk 2: Wage Inequality, Job Growth, and Academic Trajectories in North Carolina: A Longitudinal Population-Level Analysis

    Authors: Jane Leer*, Duke University; Anna Gassman-Pines, Duke University; Leslie Babinski, Duke University; Elizabeth Gifford, Duke University
  • Talk 3: Students' Understanding of Institutional Expectations for the College Admissions Essay

    Author: Ralitsa Todorova*, City University of New York

3:00pm - 3:30pm, Room A

Promise Award announcements and closing remarks

  • Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago
  • Laura Elenbaas, University of Rochester

Available for viewing throughout the workshop:

Pre-recorded Workshop: Measuring Social Class in Developmental Science

Virtual Room: Room B

Leaders: Rashmita Mistry, University of California at Los Angeles and Matthew Diemer, University of Michigan

Pre-recorded Workshop: From Documenting to Reducing: How Early-Career “Basic Scientists” Can Use their Work to Address Inequality in Development

Virtual Room: Room B

Leaders: Margaret Echelbarger, University of Chicago and Laura Elenbaas, University of Rochester

Promise Award Presentations & Voting

Virtual Room: Lobby TV

Voting ends by 2:00pm Tuesday, November 10, 2020

About the Promise Award: A Promise Award recognizes a graduate student's significant scholarly contribution and commitment to addressing and reducing inequality through developmental science. To participate in this award competition, graduate students will submit 3-minute video recordings of themselves discussing their research. These recordings will then be viewed and voted on by workshop attendees. Students whose videos are among the top three vote recipients will receive $900 in research funding. All other participants will receive $200 in research funding. Funding for this award was generously provided by the William T. Grant Foundation.

Schedule subject to change.