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News Posted on September 29, 2017

Professor Pruitt Speaks at Conference on the Geography of Opportunity

On September 26, Professor Lisa R. Pruitt spoke in Washington, D.C. at the Conference on the Geography of Opportunity, an Annual Poverty Research and Policy Forum convened by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in conjunction with the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers Poverty and Geography Network. Professor Pruitt spoke on "Rural Poverty in Community Context."

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.