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Meet the Author: Ilana Gershon

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:00pm

College Arts & Humanities Institute (1211 E. Atwater Avenue, Bloomington)

Ilana Gershon will speak at CAHI about her recent book Down and Out in the New Economy: How People Find (or Don’t Find) Work Today (University of Chicago Press, 2017). The days of simply submitting your resume and cover letter is over—today, the job search is much more complicated. In her newest novel, Gershon digs deep into the employment process, asking not only what it means for businesses and job-seekers, but for our culture as well.

Ilana Gershon is Associate Professor of Anthropology at IU Bloomington. She is also the author of No Family is an Island: Cultural Expertise among Samoans in Diaspora (Cornell University Press, 2012) and The Break-Up 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media (Cornell, 2010), and editor of A World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs (Cornell, 2015).

Please join us for a discussion and reception following the talk.