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Speaker at Money20/20 2016

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Lisa Servon

Professor, Milano Graduate School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy
The New School
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Lisa J. Servon is Professor and former dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Professor Servon holds a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Bryn Mawr College. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. Her current research focuses on the alternative financial services industry. Her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, for which she worked as a teller at a check casher and at a payday lender, will be published in January 2017. Servon spent 2015-2016 as a scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. She spent 2004-2005 as Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. Servon is the author or editor of numerous journal articles and four books: Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy (Blackwell 2002), and Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor (Brookings 1999), Gender and Planning: A Reader (With Susan Fainstein, Rutgers University Press 2005), and Otra Vida es Posible: Practicas Economicas Alternativas Durante la Crisis (With Manuel Castells, Joana Conill, Amalia Cardenas and Sviatlana Hlebik. UOC Press 2012).