SSC Seminar Series: Virginia Eubanks (Associate Professor, Political Science, University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)

iZombie: How Digital Debt Collection Drives Perpetual Poverty

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:30 - 2:00pm

Mackintosh-Corry Hall D216


In 2018’s Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigated the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people. In it, she argues that new high-tech tools in public services in the United States divert the poor from public resources, classify...