Keynote Speaker

Mary Pattillo
Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University

Dr. Mary Pattillo will be joining us from Northwestern University, where she is a Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Policy Research. She is the author of two award-winning books – Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City (University of Chicago Press, 2007) – which focus on class stratification, public housing, crime, urban planning, community organizing, and youth culture in African American neighborhoods in Chicago.  She is co-editor of Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration (Russell Sage, 2004).  She has published articles in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Affordable Housing Research, and other journals.  She is currently working on research on how families make decisions about neighborhoods, housing, and schools. Pattillo holds an MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University. To find out more information on her scholarship and career, please visit her academic profile here.
The keynote presentation will occur on March 10th.  Find details on time and place here.
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