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Author photo. Matthew Desmond discusses Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Desmond discusses Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Matthew Desmond

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Matthew Desmond received a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2010. He is a professor of social sciences at Harvard University. His books include On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters, Race in America written with Mustafa Emirbayer, The Racial Order written with Mustafa Emirbayer, and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2017. (Bowker Author Biography)
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