Senior Fellows to Host “Invisible in Austin” Authors Nov. 5

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, the Senior Fellows Honors Program will host a panel discussion with the co-authors of “Invisible in Austin: Life and Labor in an American City,” a local bestseller by award-winning University of Texas at Austin sociologist Javier Auyero and a team of his graduate students.

According to Auyero, Austin bills itself as a mecca of live music, hipster weirdness and high-tech innovation. He says that beneath this narrative of vitality and growth is one of economic disparity and racial and ethnic segregation. “Invisible in Austin” tells the stories of people living this other Austin experience, and our panel of the book’s co-authors will discuss how they helped tell them and why they matter.

WHEN: 12:30— 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.208

WHO: Panelists include:

Javier Auyero, editor of “Invisible in Austin,” and Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor in Latin American Sociology at The University of Texas-Austin.

Caitlyn Collins, co-author of “Invisible in Austin,” doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department and a Graduate Fellow of the Urban Ethnography Lab at The University of Texas at Austin.

Katherine Jensen, co-author of “Invisible in Austin,” and graduate student in the Sociology department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Pamela Neumann, co-author of “Invisible in Austin,” doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin.

This event is sponsored by the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communication and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

CONTACTS: Dave Junker(512)773-0673Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182  

Lauren Phillips
Public Affairs Representative