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Race, Crime, and Community Lecture Series

This series of lectures will focus on current issues in police-community relations in the United States. Following incidents in Ferguson, New York, and Cleveland, along with protests across the country, police-community relations have been at the forefront of popular media accounts as well as academic research. The following scholarly presentations will be conducted throughout the month of March and will conclude with a guest lecture by Dr. Alice Goffman from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Russell Union Theater. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend all lectures and attendance verification has been arranged. Questions and comments can be directed to Chad Posick at

March 9th, 2015 – 2:30-3:45pm

Carroll Building Room 2229

Ghosts of Ferguson: Race and Rebellion in Urban America, 1914-1992

Presented by:

Dr. Eric Hall

Assistant Professor of History

March 12th, 2015 – 9:30-10:45am

Information Technology Building Room 1004

Please Don’t Take My Husband: The Consequences of Criminalizing Undocumented Immigration

Presented by:

Dr. April Schueths

Assistant Professor of Sociology

March 26th, 2015– 9:30-10:45am

Information Technology Building Room 1004

The Role of Racial Stereotypes in Police-Community Interactions: Integrating Understanding and Empathy

Presented by:

Dr. Amy Hackney

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Chad Posick

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology


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