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Research Paper Co-Authored by Purser, Hennigan Receives Working Class Studies Association Award

June 22, 2022

Gretchen Purser

Gretchen Purser


Both Sides of the Paycheck: Recommending Thrift to the Poor in Job Readiness Programs," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Brian Hennigan '13 M.A. (Geog)/'21 Ph.D. (Geog), was awarded the John Russo & Sherry Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences by the Working-Class Studies Association (WCSA). The paper is based upon ethnographic fieldwork Purser and Hennigan, then a graduate student, conducted in Syracuse.

"This article is exemplary of academic working-class studies, with quantifiable, original scholarship that also captures and illustrates the lived experience of working-class people," writes the awards committee. Read the full press release via the WCSA website


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