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W.J. Wilson Symposium and Public Address

About the event

Picture of Elija AndersonElijah Anderson, the William K. Lanman Jr. professor of Sociology at Yale University and a leading urban ethnographer, will receive WSU’s William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice and will present the featured public address, “The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life,” in the new Elson Floyd Cultural Center during the 2017 William Julius Wilson Symposium.

Anderson’s award-winning publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999); Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990); and A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). His most recent ethnographic work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life, was published by WW Norton in 2011.

Please visit the WJ Wilson Symposium website for more information. Read about Dr. Anderson’s research on his website.