June 16, 2021
12:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During professor of sociology at Princeton University and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. He is the founder and principal investigator of Princeton’s Eviction Lab, which collects national data on eviction to help answer fundamental questions about residential instability, forced moves, and poverty. Desmond is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center’s Stowe Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. In addition to the New York Times Best Seller, Evicted, Desmond has written three additional books, is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Chicago Tribune.