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Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series with Matthew Desmond

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

 Please join us for the first Chancellor's Colloquium of the 2018-19 academic year. The speaker is Dr. Matthew Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His primary teaching and research interests include urban sociology, poverty, race and ethnicity, organizations and work, social theory, and ethnography. Dr. Desmond is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator of the Eviction Lab. Dr. Desmond launched the Eviction Lab in 2017 after conversations with renters and policymakers convinced him that collecting national data on eviction would help answer fundamental questions about residential instability, forced moves, and poverty in America


"Desmond is an academic … a sociologist … an ethnographer. But I would like to claim him as a journalist too, and one who … has set a new standard for reporting on poverty."  - Barbara Ehrenreich, author


There is no charge to attend, however, tickets are required for entry to this event. Limit: 2.

Talk: 5:00-6:00PM
Book Sale/Signing: 6:00-6:30PM
Public Reception: 6:00-7:00PM



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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 5:00pm
Jackson Hall

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