Gang Leader for a Day By Sudhir Venkatesh - Sold Out

The Authors Group, ULC

Business Book Roundtable

January 15, 2008: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Gang Leader for a Day A Rogue Sociologist Crosses the Line By Sudhir Venkatesh First introduced in Freakonomics, here is the full story of Sudhir Venkatesh, the sociology grad student who infiltrated one of Chicago's most notorious gangs. U of C PhD 97.


Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Sudhir Venkatech presents his book. The story of the young sociologist who studied a Chicago crack-dealing gang from the inside captured the world's attention when it was first described in Freakonomics. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatesh managed to gain entr┼Że into the gang, what he learned, and how his method revolutionized the academic establishment.


Luncheon is $35.00


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Deadline: 1/14/2008

Speaker Profiles

Sudhir Venkatesh (Speaker)
Author/ Professor of Socialogy

Sudhir Venkatesh is professor of sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University in New York. He has written extensively about American poverty. He is currently working on a project comparing the urban poor in France and the United States. His writings, stories, and documentaries have appeared in The American Prospect, This American Life, the Source, and on PBS and National Public Radio.


Mary Kupjack 
Chair GSB Business Book Roundtable