New Op-ed In The Atlantic Previewing My Forthcoming Book, After A Generation of Dreams
Legal challenges now stand in the way of President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel thousands of dollars in education loans for millions of Americans. As a professor focused on debt and inequality, I’m rooting for the plan to succeed. But I’m also concerned that it does nothing to address the problems in higher education that are scaring off a new generation of potential students.
Over the past three and a half years, I have been talking with more than 30 low-income students and their families from across the country about their attitudes toward student debt and their paths after high school. Contrary to my expectations, many told me they were enrolling in inexpensive two-year colleges or eschewing higher education entirely.
Op-Ed Contribution: Mitch McConnell Has No Idea What Bankruptcy Actually Means
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/27/opinion/coronavirus-bankruptcy-detroit.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage Opinion Mitch McConnell Has No Idea What Bankruptcy Actually Means Cities should avoid bankruptcy. It hasn’t helped Detroit. By Jodie Adams Kirshner Professor Kirshner is a research professor at New York University’s...
Broke Interview on BBC World
Broke Shortlisted for J Anthony Lukas Book Prize (with Alex Kotlowitz, Emily Bazelon, Margaret O’Mara)
https://nieman.harvard.edu/news/2020/02/2020-j-anthony-lukas-prizes-shortlist-announced/ Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University are pleased to announce the 2020 shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. The Lukas Prizes, established in 1998, honor the best in American nonfiction writing. The...
Broke Selected as New York Times Book Review “Editor’s Choice”
BROKE: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises, by Jodie Adams Kirshner. (St. Martin’s, $28.99.) Kirshner, an expert in bankruptcy law, applies a scholar’s deep understanding and a novelist’s eye for detail to the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit in the 2010s.
Broke on C-Span Book TV
https://www.c-span.org/video/?466933-1/broke 00:00:00 STARTING NOW, IT'S BOOK TV IN PRIME TIME. IN JUST A MOMENT, THE IMPACT THAT DETROIT'S BANKRUPTCY HAS HAD ON THE CITY'S POOR. THEN VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY... Show Full Text00:00:06 GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.00:00:08 GOOD EVENING.00:00:08...
Broke Interview on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to bankruptcy expert Jodie Adams Kirshner about how Detroit residents have navigated life during and after the city's bankruptcy. Kirshner's new book is called Broke. https://www.npr.org/2019/11/25/782536989/broke-how-detroit-residents-navigated-the-citys-bankruptcy
Broke excerpted in the New York Times
‘Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises,’ by Jodie Adams Kirshner: An Excerpt Nov. 19, 2019 Prologue: Springtime in Detroit Miles strode through the streets of Detroit, long-legged and focused, carrying a cup of keys to all the houses he contracted and an envelope of charge cards to cover construction supplies. He had reached his...
Broke reviewed in the New York Times
NONFICTION ‘Broke’ Chronicles a City Out of Cash and Awash in Desperation An abandoned home on Detroit’s east side, 2017.Credit...Erin Kirkland for The New York Times By Anna Clark Nov. 19, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET BROKE Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises By Jodie Adams Kirshner Detroit does not have the luxury of solving...
New Los Angeles Times Op-Ed on Higher Education
Op-Ed: Higher education as a path out of poverty is now more myth than reality BY JODIE ADAMS KIRSHNER JAN. 29, 2023 3 AM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing options A conspicuous economic divide in the U.S. has persisted between workers with college degrees and workers without them. Social policy since World War II has been built on the...
New Feature Article in Washington Monthly
Kresge and Lumina Foundations Join ECMC in Funding Next Book (Tentative Title: After a Generation of Dreams)
https://marroninstitute.nyu.edu/blog/jodie-adams-kirshner-awarded-grants-from-the-kresge-foundation-and-lumina-foundation Research Professor Jodie Adams Kirshner has received two grants, one from the Kresge Foundation and another from Lumina Foundation. Kirshner will use this funding to turn her recent research findings, which have been supported by ECMC...
Broke Reviewed by Detroit Free Press’s John Gallagher in Michigan Historical Review
continue reading at https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5342/michhistrevi.46.issue-2
Boston Globe Op-Ed: Low-Income Students Need Bold Solutions
Feature Article in Washington Monthly
Back in 2019 in Memphis, when Mia A. was beginning her freshman year at Southwest Tennessee Community College, she felt like she had unlimited opportunities.
Op-ed in The Hill on New Research
https://thehill.com/opinion/education/540965-student-debt-fears-lower-the-bar-for-low-income-students Student debt fears lower the bar for low income students BY JODIE ADAMS KIRSHNER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/01/21 10:01 AM EST As the pandemic stretches on, President Biden has come under pressure from Democrats to cancel student debt in...
Footage from Broke Interview With The Hill (Changing America)
Broke in Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies Magazine