Louise Seamster is an assistant professor of African American Studies and Sociology and Criminology at the University of Iowa. Her research examines contemporary mechanisms for the reproduction of racial and economic inequality, especially in terms of debt, racial urban politics, and their intersection. Her work on “predatory inclusion” in student debt, and debt’s contribution to the racial wealth gap, has led to extensive policy advocacy, including research informing Senator Elizabeth Warren’s student debt forgiveness plan.
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Debt Talks Episode 2 | Debt, Wealth, and Racial Inequalities
moderated by Moritz Schularick with Mehrsa Baradaran, Ashley C. Harrington, Darrick Hamilton and Louise Seamster
Racial inequalities of wealth and income are pervasive. This episode of Debt Talks will feature a conversation with four prominent experts on the persistence of racial inequalities of wealth and income and the role of financial markets in shaping them.