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25th Annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture with Matthew Desmond
What: discussing his most recent book "Poverty, by America"
Where: Herberger Theater in Phoenix, Arizona - in person and virtual option
When: March 25th, 2024
Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology and the founder and principal investigator of the Eviction Lab at Princeton University. He is the award-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. Evicted combines years of embedded fieldwork with painstakingly gathered data and transforms our understanding of inequity and economic exploitation in America.
A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, Desmond's research focuses on poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality, and ethnography. He is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award, and the William Julius Wilson Early Career Award.
He has written essays on educational inequality, dangerous work, political ideology, race and social theory, and the inner-city housing market. His work has been supported by the Gates, Horowitz, Ford, JBP, MacArthur, and National Science, Russell Sage, and W.T. Grant Foundations, as well as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He is a Contributing Writer for The New York Times Magazine, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the New Yorker and The Chicago Tribune.
This ASU School of Social Transformation event is in partnership with The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Center for Work and Democracy, and the City of Phoenix.