Library Lecture: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Temple University Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology Sara Goldrick-Rab discusses affordability, access, and opportunity in higher education. Hailed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” Goldrick-Rab is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week and has been awarded the Carnegie Fellowship. She is founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, as well as the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the three largest national studies on the subject, and for her work on making public higher education free. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, is an Amazon bestseller, a 2018 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

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