Sociologist to lecture on poverty, politics

Author: Erik Runyon


Cynthia Duncan, director of the Carsey Institute for Families and Communities at theUniversityofNew Hampshire, will deliver a lecture at6 p.m.April 13 (Wednesday) in 127 Hayes-Healy at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledCulture and Politics in Poor Communities,the presentation is free and open to the public.

Duncanis the author ofWorlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural Americaand editor ofRural Poverty inAmerica.Worlds Apartwon the American Sociological Associations Robert E. Park Award.She holds a joint appointment in theCollegeofLiberal Artsand theSchoolofHealth and Human Servicesat theUniversityofNew Hampshire, where she serves as a professor of sociology and professor of health, management and policy.

Duncans lecture is supported by a grant from the Henkels Lecture Series in association with Notre Dames Departments of Economics and Policy Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, the Center for Social Concerns and the First Year of Studies.

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