Press Release for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

UNF Speaker Discusses Violence and the Poor

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Dr. Elijah Anderson, distinguished professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Violence and the Inner City Poor” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida.

Anderson is an expert on the sociology of Black America and is the author of the classic sociological work, “A Place on the Corner: A Study of Black Street Corner Men.” For his ethnographic study “Streetwise: Race, Class and Change in an Urban Community,” he was honored with the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of urban sociology.

He is director of the Philadelphia Ethnography Project, associate editor of Qualitative Sociology, a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and vice president of the American Sociological Association.

Anderson received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Northwestern University, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow.

The public can order tickets for this free lecture online at Click on the 2006 Lectures link. This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series.