Date: February 8, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Poverty, by America: An Evening with Matthew Desmond

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 5pm to 7pm
Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn

Join us for the 2024 Poverty Studies Distinguished Lecture featuring Matthew Desmond, author of Poverty, By America and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Center for Social Concerns, the Department of Sociology, and the Initiative on Race and Resilience.

Matthew Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. He is the author of four books, including 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. The principal investigator of The Eviction Lab, 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. A contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, Desmond was listed in 2016 among the Politico 50, as one of “fifty people across the country who are most influencing the national political debate.”