Indebted: Student Finance, Social Speculation, and the Future of the US Family

14 October 2019, 17:30 - 19:00

McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH

Speaker: Caitlin Zaloom (New York University)

The struggle to pay for college is one of the defining features of middle-class experience in the United States today. As costs rise beyond what anyone could have predicted, students and parents alike agonise over whether to take on the burden of loans to try and achieve the promise of higher education. This talk will examine the hidden consequences of student debt, drawing on wide-ranging interviews with parents and students to examine how these conflicting contemporary pressures have transformed family life.

This event has is part of an 'Expertise Under Pressure' seminar series and is organised in collaboration with MaxCam.