Mount Holyoke welcomes Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack, author of “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students” to speak at our inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Week of Racial Justice and Reconciliation with a theme focused on "Challenging Inequality and Injustice in the 21st Century."
Dr. Anthony Jack is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His research documents the overlooked diversity among lower-income undergraduates: the Doubly Disadvantaged—those who enter college from local, typically distressed public high schools—and Privileged Poor—those who do so from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools.
The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, The Nation, American Conservative Magazine, The National Review, Commentary Magazine, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, Financial Times, Times Higher Education, Vice, Vox, and NPR have featured his research and writing as well as biographical profiles of his experiences as a first-generation college student. “The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students” is his first book.
Free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored with the Division of Student Life.
Thursday, January 30 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm