USD Just Read! Main Event: Keynote Address by H. Luke Shaefer

USD Just Read! Main Event: Keynote Address by H. Luke Shaefer

Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Shiley Theater at Camino Hall

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




USD Just Read! 2018-19 Main Event

Join us for a special evening -- a keynote address by H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

Please note: This event is open to the San Diego community.

H. Luke Shaefer, PhD, is the director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, an interdisciplinary, university-level initiative that seeks to inform, identify and test innovative strategies to prevent and alleviate poverty. He is also an associate professor at the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Luke Shaefer's research focuses on the effectiveness of the United States' social safety net in serving low-wage workers and economically disadvantaged families. His recent work explores rising levels of extreme poverty in the United States, the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on material hardships, barriers to unemployment insurance faced by vulnerable workers, and strategies for increasing access to oral health care in the United States.

His recent book with Kathryn Edin, $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, details the struggles of living on virtually no cash income in U.S. society by telling the stories of individuals and families from across the country who somehow do just that. The book helps to explain what is happening in society to increase income inequality and introduces potential solutions.

Visit our USD Just Read! website to learn more about upcoming events.

USD Just Read! Key Collaborators

Center for Educational Excellence • College of Arts & Sciences • School of Business • Changemaker HUB • Center for Inclusion & Diversity • School of Leadership and Education Sciences • Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering • Kroc School • Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action • Student Affairs • Provost’s Office • United Front Multicultural Commons • University Ministry • Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy • Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture • University Galleries • Hahn School Of Nursing and Health Science

H. Luke Shaefer and $2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Center For Educational Excellence
(619) 260-7402