BC Sociologist to Lecture on American Poverty and A Moral Underground

Rehm Library

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610

Lisa Dodson is a research professor in Sociology at Boston College. Her work focuses on poverty, moral economy, and low-income work and family life. She will speak about the conflicts that many Americans are experiencing in the context of deepening poverty and inequality.

Her recent book, “The Moral Underground: How Ordinary People Subvert an Unfair Economy” (The New Press, 2011) features stories of middle-class managers and professionals who refuse to be complicit in an economy that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor, whether it’s a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor padding a paycheck, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker’s children.



Thursday, March 27


McFarland Center

Phone: 508-793-3869
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