Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

October 23, 2020 0 comments webdev

Jennifer Morton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Thursday, December 10, 2020
12:00-1:00PM (Eastern)

First Generation college students make trade-offs that Professor Jennifer Morton has called “ethical sacrifices,” which can compromise their ability to stay resilient.

Join Dr. Morton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and author of Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility (Princeton University Press 2019), for a discussion of how colleges can mitigate the ethical costs of higher education, and better support the resilience of first-generation students.

Hosted by Dr. Jessica Bacal of Smith College, Director of The Narratives Project.

Jennifer M. Morton is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was born and raised in Peru, and received an A.B. from Princeton University and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. Her paper, Grit, with co-author Sarah Paul, was selected by the Philosopher’s Annual as one of the 10 best philosophy papers of 2019. She has been interviewed in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Education, and PBS, and her writings have appeared in The Philosopher’s Magazine, the Chronical of Higher Education, and the New York Daily News.

Jessica Bacal is Director of Reflective and Integrative Practices and of The Narratives Project at Smith College. She received a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, an Ed.D. from Bank Street College of Education, and an MFA in writing from Hunter College, CUNY. She is the editor of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong (2014) and The Rejection That Changed My Life: 25+ Powerful Women on Being Let Down, Turning It Around, and Burning It Up at Work (2021).

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