“Cheap Land Colorado” discussion
05 | 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author Ted Conover’s “Cheap Land Colorado,” is a passage through an America lived wild and off the grid, called a “raw, revealing, and effective look at life on the rural perimeters of society.” Join Conover in conversation with Yale sociologist and author of Billionaire Wilderness, Justin Farrell, for an in-depth conversation on land, the West, and more.
Ted Conover is the author of seven books, including “Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes,” “Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, “and most recently “Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep.” A graduate of the Denver Public Schools, he is also professor at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. His book “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing” won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Justin Farrell is a professor and author at Yale University. His research focuses on cultural sociology and environmental politics. Mostly epistemologies and power. He blends ethnographic fieldwork with large-scale computational techniques from network science and machine learning.
His books BILLIONAIRE WILDERNESS, THE BATTLE FOR YELLOWSTONE, and articles have won national scholarly awards, and he regularly presents to policymakers, including the U.S. Senate, the United Nations, the Vatican, and in major media outlets such as the New York Times, The Economist, New York Review of Books, LA Times, NPR, Washington Post, HBO, and the Financial Times. Justin is a proud first-generation college grad and Wyoming native.