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Upward mobility through the path of higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. Yet very little attention has been paid to the deep personal compromises such students have to make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Moving Up without Losing Your Way looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility.
Drawing upon philosophy, social science, personal stories, and interviews, Jennifer Morton reframes the college experience, factoring in not just educational and career opportunities but also essential relationships with family, friends, and community.
Jennifer Morton is Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania [nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility [press.princeton.edu] was awarded the Frederic W. Ness Book Award [aacu.org] by the Association of American Colleges, and Universities, and chosen as the Princeton Pre-Read [press.princeton.edu] for the Class of 2025. Jennifer’s research has been feature in The Atlantic [theatlantic.com], Inside Higher Education [insidehighered.com], The Chronicle of Higher Education [chronicle.com], The Nation [thenation.com], New York Daily News [nydailynews.com], Times Higher Education, [timeshighereducation.com] Princeton Alumni Weekly, [paw.princeton.edu] Public Books [publicbooks.org], and Vox [vox.com]. She received her PhD from Stanford University [philosophy.stanford.edu] and her BA from Princeton University [philosophy.princeton.edu]. She tweets at @jennifermmorton.