Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Dr. Matthew Desmond is an author, researcher, and recipient of the 12th Annual Human Security Award (presented on March 8, 2017).

Human Security Award Recipient, Matthew Desmond, and UCI Blum Center Director, Richard Matthew

About Matthew Desmond

MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. It was named one of the Top Books of 2016 by nearly three dozen outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal.

In 2015, Desmond was awarded his MacArthur “Genius” grant for “revealing the impact of eviction on the lives of the urban poor and its role in perpetuating racial and economic inequality.”