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Indentured Students—Higher Ed and the Student Loan Crisis

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join St. Olaf’s Institute for Freedom & Community on Wednesday, October 20 at 7 p.m., for a virtual conversation with Elizabeth Shermer.

This event will be moderated by St Olaf Professor of Music and Institute Director’s Council member Justin Merritt. It is the fourth event for the Institute’s fall speaker series, “Capitalism, Freedom, and Community.”

The conversation will be aired virtually and followed by an audience Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Tickets are not required to access the live stream. The live stream can be viewed at https://institute.stolaf.edu/public-programs/2021-2022/shermer

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Tandy Shermer is an associate professor of history at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses on labor, capitalism, and politics. She has written about those topics in op-eds, academic articles, and scholarly books, including Sunbelt Capitalism (2013) and The Right and Labor, a 2012 edited collection done with Nelson Lichtenstein, and a 2013 edited collection on Barry Goldwater. Harvard University Press published her history of student loans, Indentured Students, under its Belknap Press imprint in August 2021.


October 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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