25th Annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture with Matthew Desmond

Submitted by mcesch on Tue, 02/20/2024 - 20:30
Matt Desmond John P. Frank

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, 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.

For more information on Matthew Desmond, please visit justshelter.org and evictionlab.org.

This ASU School of Social Transformation event is in partnership with Center for Work and Democracy, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and the City of Phoenix. 

To learn more about the John P. Frank Lecture Series or Desmond himself, visit the School of Social Transformation's Signature Events Page or the official ASU Events Page.

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Herberger Theater (222 E Monroe St Phoenix, AZ 85004); Virtual