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Dec 31, 2018

Dr. Ranita Ray, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas discusses her book, The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City (University of California Press, 2017). Ray's book challenges common views that targeting “risk behaviors” among youth such as drugs, gangs, violence, and teen parenthood is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Dr. Ray is an ethnographer specializing in women of color feminisms, children and youth, urban inequalities, and education and policing.