Multicultural Affairs hosted guest speaker, Dr. Mary Pattillo who lectured will be on her book Black on the Block: The politics of Race and Class in the City
Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her areas of interest include race and ethnicity, urban sociology, and qualitative methods. She is the author of two award-winning books, Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class, and Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City. She co-edited Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration, and has published numerous journal articles. Current research projects focus on housing and school choice policies. She is a founding board member of Urban Prep Charter Academies, Inc., a network of all-boys public high schools in Chicago.
November 12, 2012