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Inaugural lecture by Obel Professor Evelyn Brodkin

Title of inaugural lecture: The State and the Street: What a street-level perspective brings to the study of welfare state politics


03.10.2018 kl. 14.00 - 15.00


Time and Place:

Wednesday, 3rd of October at 14.00

Kroghstræde 7, room 63, 9220 Aalborg East

Video conference to A C Meyers Vænget 15, room 2.0.028, 2450 Copenhagen SV


Evelyn Brodkin, University of Chicago, is newly appointed part-time professor at Aalborg University at Department of Sociology and Social Work and Department of Political Science. Brodkin has held visiting professorships in Australia, Denmark, France, and Mexico; received the Herbert Kaufman Award from APSA; and was named a Fellow of the Open Society Institute. Brodkin's research investigates welfare politics, specifically, how public policies and institutions are reshaping the politics of poverty and inequality. Brodkin is furthermore one of the leading scholars of street-level organizations. One important contribution in this field is the co-edited book “Work and the Welfare State: Street-Level Organizations and Workfare Politics” (Georgetown University Press).

The professorship is supported financially by the Obel Family Foundation.


A reception will take place at the

Department of Sociology and Social Work

Kroghstræde 7, ”Glasarkaden”

9220 Aalborg East


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