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Lecture on ‘White Space and Iconic Ghetto’ Nov. 16

Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and director of Urban Ethnography Project, will present “White Space and the Iconic Ghetto” Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall.
November 8, 2017

One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists, Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and director of the Urban Ethnography Project, will present “White Space and the Iconic Ghetto” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on The University of Scranton’s campus. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

An award-winning author of numerous books, articles and scholarly reports on race in American cities, Dr. Anderson’s books include “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life,” “Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City,” “Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community” and “A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men.”

The recipient of numerous awards, including the 2013 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award of the American Sociological Association and the 2017 Merit Award of the Eastern Sociological Society, Dr. Anderson has served as a consultant to a variety of government agencies, including the White House, the United States Congress, the National Academy of Science and the National Science Foundation. Additionally, he was a member of the National Research Council’s Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior.

Prior to joining the faculty at Yale University, Dr. Anderson served as the Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with a secondary appointment in the Wharton School. In 2008, he was accorded the Charles and William L. Day Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Anderson earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

 The lecture is co-sponsored by the University’s Office of Diversity and Equity, The Jesuit Center and the departments of theology/religious studies and sociology, criminal justice and criminology.

For additional information about the lecture, call 570-941-4307 or email gretchen.vandyke@scranton.edu.

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