SMU Reads presents Matthew Desmond: Evicted
Matthew Desmond, author of 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, will discuss the book at SMU Reads. SMU students are reading Evicted as part of an academic initiative that includes small-group discussions about the book before and after classes begin in the fall.
Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University, knows firsthand the trauma of eviction. A bank foreclosed on his family's Arizona home while he was attending college on scholarship. Since then, he has devoted his research to the intersection of poverty, race, and gender in American life.