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ECU's Pirate Read 2017-2018 is the Pulitzer Prize winning book,Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Click the book image below to watch a brief video introduction to the book on YouTube (1:42).
To learn more about the book and the issues that it raises, visit the book's websiteand look through this resource guide. The tabs above link you to information and resources related to the book, including book reviews, discussion guides, and topics for further research. To purchase or borrow a copy of the book, click on the links in the box on the left.
Matthew Desmond is a Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and principal investigator of The Eviction Lab. He has authored four books on topics covering eviction, race, severe deprivation in America, and an award-winning book on wildland firefighters. Matthew Desmond received his MA and PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a past co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project and a former Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University, in addition to holding the John L. Loeb Professorship in the Social Sciences at Harvard. He was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2015. For more about Dr. Desmond, visit his biographical webpage.