Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, the Committee on Global Thought, and African-American Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York. Venkatesh returned to Columbia University recently after serving as a Senior Research Advisor to the Department of Justice.

Venkatesh’s books include: Gang Leader for a DayOff the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor; and American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto. He is working on a book, Revolution by Bits: Advertising, Media and the Rise of Digital. 

Venkatesh’s editorial writings have appeared in The New York TimesThe New Republic, and the Washington Post. He writes for Slate.com, Freakonomics, and his stories have appeared in This American Life, WIRED, and on National Public Radio. He has produced four documentaries, including, Dislocation, a film airing on PBS about Chicago public housing and At the Top of My Voice.

 

 

 

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“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

Audio

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium