Katherine Boo

Nov 8, 2017, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
McCosh 50
  • University Center for Human Values
  • Pace Center for Civic Engagement
  • Ferris Seminars in Journalism
Event Description

In the second annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement, journalist and author Katherine Boo will discuss some lessons learned in 25 years of investigating injustice in dis-empowered communities.

Katherine Boo's 2012 book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction. She has written and edited for Washington's City Paper, Washington Monthly magazine, and the Washington Post. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000) and a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award (2002).