Sep 19, 2019 | 7:30 PM | Thursday

Thu Sep 19, 7:30 PM - Thu Sep 19, 9:00 PM
14013 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL 33613

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Desmond will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”, while examining extreme poverty and economic exploitation in urban American cities.

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The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Institute will host Dr. Matthew Desmond as part of the Frontier Forum lecture series on Thursday, Sept.19, 2019. Dr. Desmond will speak at the University Area Community Center at 7:30 p.m., where he will discuss his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”. His book and the lecture examine extreme poverty and economic exploitation in urban American cities, while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.

Dr. Desmond is currently the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His teaching and research focus primarily on poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality, and ethnography. In 2015, Dr. Desmond was awarded the MacArthur Genius Grant for “revealing the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor and its role in perpetrating racial and economic inequality.”

The Frontier Forum lecture series is sponsored by the USF Office of the Provost and presented in partnership with the USF’s Phi Beta Kappa Eta Chapter. Since 2010, the series has hosted several notable public intellectuals such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rory Kennedy, Jeffrey Toobin, and Roxane Gay. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Tampa Bay community have had the unique opportunity to learn from these accomplished speakers.

This Frontier Forum event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Frontier Forum Presents Dr. Matthew Desmond

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