Boston College: Lowell Humanities Series : Alice Goffman "On the Run"


Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:00pm


The Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center, Boston College

Alice Goffman is an American sociologist, urban ethnographer, and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City examines the largely hidden world of police beatings, court fees, sentencing hearings, and low level warrants that pervade daily life for young people in one poor Black neighborhood in Philadelphia. On The Run was listed as a Notable Book of 2014 by The New York Times as well as being listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s Weekly.

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