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University Hosts Talk by Leading Cultural Theorist

Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and director of Urban Ethnography Project, discussed “White Space and the Iconic Ghetto” at the University in November. From left are: Joel B. Kemp, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology/religious studies at the University; Rev. Patrick Rogers, S.J., executive director of the University’s Jesuit Center; Dr. Anderson, guest speaker; and Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at the University.
November 27, 2017

One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists, Elijah Anderson, Ph.D., discussed “White Space and the Iconic Ghetto” to an audience of more than 100 students and faculty at the University.

An award-winning author, Dr. Anderson’s books include “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life” and “A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men.” He serves as the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University and director of the Urban Ethnography Project.

The lecture, which took place on campus in November, was co-sponsored by the University’s Office of Diversity and Equity, The Jesuit Center and the departments of theology/religious studies, political science and sociology, criminal justice and criminology.

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