University of Minnesota School of Nursing Presents
Matthew Desmond – Poverty, By America
Apr 05, 2023
The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.
Copies of Poverty, By America will be sold at the event and can be pre-ordered through the University of Minnesota Bookstores.
Matthew Desmond Bio
MacArthur “Genius” and Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond is the author of The New York Times bestseller and 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City and the forthcoming Poverty, by America (out March 21, 2023). Praised as “an extraordinary feat of reporting and ethnography” by The Washington Post, Evicted transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a uniquely American problem. Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology, and launched The Eviction Lab at Princeton University 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. In 2018, The Eviction Lab published the first-ever national dataset of evictions in America, collecting millions of data points going back to 2000, and it has gone on to serve as a resource hub for the millions of American renters who faced increased housing insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Desmond is a New York Times Magazine contributing writer, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Chicago Tribune.
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