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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Selected for the 2018-19 One Book, One Campus Project

"Evicted" Book Trailer

"Evicted by Matthew Desmond - Book Trailer." Youtube, uploaded by Signature Views, 1 March 2016,

The Author


                                                                                                                                                                                     Matthew Desmond is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Princeton. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he joined the Harvard Society of Fellows as a Junior Fellow. He is the author of four books, including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Carnegie Medal, and PEN / John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction. He is the principal investigator of The Eviction Lab, a nationwide database of evictions.  Desmond’s research focuses on poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality, and ethnography. 


Audio and Video Interviews

PBS Newshour. "The Stories Behind the Unseen Eviction Crisis." Youtube. 6 April 2016, 

"Matthew Desmond, Evicted." YouTube, uploaded by Politics and Prose, 17 March 2016,

The City Club of Cleveland. "Evicted at Home: The Realities of Housing in Northeast Ohio." YouTube, 23 Feb. 2018, 

Diane Rehm  Listen to or Read the Transcript of an interview with Matthew Desmond on the Diane Rehm show. 

"Matthew Desmond: Evicted'." Diane Rehm, 7 March 2016,

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