Netherlands American Studies Association

Matthew Desmond: Poverty, by America

In an event organized by the John Adams Institute. Pulitzer Prize winning sociologist Matthew Desmond, with his trademark blend of investigative journalism and academic rigor, will be talking about poverty in America.

In his latest book Poverty, by America, Desmond encourages us all to be poverty abolitionists: to actively support and encourage policies, programs and mindsets that diminish poverty in the United States. This is no easy task, and requires updating not only government agencies and funding more equitable poverty-reduction programs, but more profoundly, begs us to take a long look in the mirror.

Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and founder of the Eviction Lab. Visit his website for more information and resources.

Click here to buy the (English) book at Athenaeum Boekhandel with a 10% discount (use code JAI10%).

The event will take place on June 8, 2023 (8-10 PM) at the Oba Theater in Amsterdam (Oosterdokskade 143). You can buy tickets for the event (with a discount for NASA members!) at the JAI website.