Patricia Fernández-Kelly talk this Friday

Join us for a talk by Patricia Fernández-Kelly (Princeton University) this Friday, cohosted by SPAM and WISCER.

When: Fri. February 20th, 12:00 to 1:30pm
Where: Sewell 3470

Fernández-Kelly holds a joint position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and as a Research Associate in the Office of Population Research. Her field of interest is international development with an emphasis on immigration, race, ethnicity, and gender. She will present on her new book: “The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State”.

About the book: “Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero’s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore’s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended consequences of welfare policy on our most vulnerable communities.”