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 Times, Tidal 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. At Princeton she will pursue a project that analyzes how we understand activism among black mothers of murdered children.