MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.
Spring 2021 book selection: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
It is a pleasure to announce this season’s selection – The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack. This book was chosen in partnership with FLI@MIT, a coalition of student participants in Class Awareness Support & Equality (CASE), the First Generation Program, and QuestBridge.
About the book
The Privileged Poor reveals how—and why—disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The Privileged Poor has received numerous awards, both for its scholarship (2019 Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association) and as a piece of writing (NPR Books Best Book of 2019).
About the author
Anthony Abraham Jack is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brings personal experience and a sociologist’s perspective to this analysis of social inequity in post-secondary education.
Join members of MIT’s community in dialog with Anthony Abraham Jack.
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (EDT)
Registration is required and seats are limited. Links will be emailed to all registrants shortly before the event.
Your participation is important to us: please notify us if you require accommodations in order to access this event. Closed captioning will be provided.
Our co-sponsors for this event are:
- Office of the First Year
- First Generation Program
- Institute Community and Equity Office
- Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center
- AeroAstro – Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation
- Thursday, April 8, 2021: 5pm – 6pm (EDT) — Registration required (limited to 20)
- Tuesday, April 13, 2021: 12pm – 1pm (EDT) — Registration required (limited to 20)
Check out our guide for more information on the author and upcoming discussions.