What Would Mama Do? Anti-violence Organizing Among Black Mothers of Murdered Children

Melynda Price, LAPA Fellow; University of Kentucky College of Law

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 4:30pm
301 Marx Hall

LAPA’s seminar format assumes that seminar participants have familiarized themselves with the paper in advance. The commentator opens the session by summarizing the main themes in the paper and presenting some topics for discussion. The author then has the right of first response before we open to the floor for questions. The seminar will end with a brief reception, giving everyone a chance to mingle and meet.

Melynda Price
LAPA Fellow
University of Kentucky College of Law

Melynda Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Director of African American and Africana Studies program.  Her research focuses on race and citizenship, the politics of punishment and the role of law in the politics of race and ethnicity in the U.S. and at its borders. She is the author of At the Cross: Race, Religion and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty (2015).  She has published in the Iowa Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law and other legal journals as well as the New York TimesTidal Basin Review and Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture.  She also blogs ativorytowerinterloper.blogspot.com.  Professor Price has a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan.  She also earned a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and studied Physics as an undergraduate at Prairie View A&M University.