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Liam Olson-Mayes

Liam Olson-Mayes holds a BA in Women’s Studies and an MA in Media and Communication Studies from McGill University in Montreal. His dissertation examines ethnographic and literary texts to map the emergence of the normative assumption that poverty is a condition that can be eradicated. By understanding the emergence and novelty of this normative shift, his research exposes the limitations and investments of present day representations of the poor and conceptions of poverty. liammayes@u.northwestern.edu