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News Posted on March 29, 2017

Professor Pruitt Comments on Government and Rural Populations for Fresno Bee

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt commented for the Fresno Bee on the problems confronting poor, rural communities. Such communities are often not well-known to lawmakers, she said.

“Particularly not in California, which is incredibly metro-centric. It’s very hard to attract policymakers’ attention to a relatively small number of people,” said Pruitt.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.