Rose Wohlegemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture: The New Exploitation Economy
Tue. October 3rd, 2017, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
In her lecture, Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post, will provide field notes from global reporting on families who lack privilege and power. Boo’s reporting has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.
Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.
About the Speaker:
Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. She learned to report at the alternative weekly, Washington City Paper, after which she worked as a writer and co-editor of The Washington Monthly magazine. Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing. For the last decade, she has divided her time between the United States and India, the birthplace of her husband, Sunil Khilnani. Her first book, behind the beautiful forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, won a 2012 National Book Award.