Virginia Eubanks & Kathryn Edin in Conversation — “Automating Inequality,” March 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm at Labyrinth Books, Nassau Street, Princeton, the Housing Initiative of Princeton (HIP) is hosting a conversation between Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor and Kathryn Edin, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America.

“For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She is a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a Fellow at New America. . . .In Automating Inequality, Eubanks investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.”

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