On the Issues: Matthew Desmond

03/01/2016 - 12:15
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On the Issues: Matthew Desmond
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 12:15pm
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On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Prof. of the Social Sciences, Harvard University; Author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Prof. Desmond is an urban sociologist, the author of four books, and recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant. He also has a special connection to Milwaukee. He was the principal investigator for the Milwaukee Area Renters Study, which examined the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor. Desmond’s experience in Milwaukee serves as the foundation for his 2016 book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which has received substantial advance acclaim and will be released on the day of this event. During his visit to the Law School, we’ll talk with Prof. Desmond about his new book and the issues of poverty, inequality, and housing policy in large American cities.