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Author Kathryn Edin to Speak at MSU on April 27

Portrait photo of Kathryn Edin

Kathryn Edin, co-author of “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” will visit campus on Thursday, April 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a live lecture in the WKAR studio inside the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

The critically acclaimed book has won numerous awards and been referred to as “a revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don’t think it exists.” The reality is more than a half million American households, including about three million children, live in extreme poverty.

Edin has conducted research on poverty in America for more than two decades. Her book profiles stories from families across the country and reveals how prevalent the problem is, delivering “new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.”

The event is free to the MSU community and the public and is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies as part of a series on research and society.

Space in the WKAR studio is limited. Guests are asked to RSVP their attendance by reserving tickets.

More about the author:

Edin is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Full bio http://soc.jhu.edu/directory/kathryn-edin/

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