About Matthew Desmond

Matt Desmond Author Photo credit Michael KienitzMatthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University (click here to visit his Harvard website) and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project. A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline, coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America. His work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker and Chicago Tribune. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant.

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