Sep 08 2015
Alice Goffman: On the Run

Alice Goffman: On the Run

Presented by Boston College at Devlin Hall

Alice Goffman is an American sociologist, urban ethnographer, and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City examines the largely hidden world of police beatings, court fees, sentencing hearings, and low level warrants that pervade daily life for young people in one poor Black neighborhood in Philadelphia. On The Run was listed as a Notable Book of 2014 by The New York Times as well as being listed among the best nonfiction books of 2014 by Publisher’s Weekly. 

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2015/09/08 - 2015/09/08

Location Info

Devlin Hall

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467