Matthew Desmond, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, Harvard University
The Milwaukee Eviction Court Study (MECS) was conducted by the UWSC for Dr. Matt Desmond at Harvard University. UWSC conducted approximately 250 in-person interviews with 1st cause defendants in Milwaukee eviction court from January 17, 2011 through February 25, 2011. Interviewers took court attendance then intercepted potential respondents for the study to interview on the spot.
Data from the Milwaukee Eviction Court Study informed Dr. Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted.
DATES IN FIELD
January – February 2011