Bowen Paulle: “Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam”

MAR 14, 2014 | 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


6112: Sociology Student Lounge


March 14, 2014: 3:00 PM-6:00 PM




Bowen Paulle, University of Amsterdam – “Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam”

Bowen Paulle is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. After working on efforts to desegregate schools in various parts of the Netherlands, Paulle is presently working on a grass-roots effort to bring enriching experiences – after school, during vacations, and on weekends -- to roughly 1000 primary school students in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Rotterdam. His most recent articles are “Elias and Bourdieu” (with Bart van Heerikhuizen and Mustafa Emirbayer, Journal of Classical Sociology), “The Integration Matrix Reloaded: From Ethnic Fixations to Established Versus Outsiders Dynamics in the Netherlands” (with Barak Kalir, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies) and “Coming Hard: The primacy of embodied stress responses in high poverty schools” (forthcoming in The European Journal of Sociology).