Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Where Did All the White Criminals Go? Reconfiguring Race and Crime on the Road to Mass Incarceration

Mon, 03/07/2016
301 Marx Hall
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Please join us for a LAPA Seminar with Khalil Gibran Muhammad,  Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  The commentator is H. Timothy Lovelace, LAPA Fellow and Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

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.

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad  is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and a Visiting Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. He holds a doctorate in US history from Rutgers University and is a former associate professor of history at Indiana University. He is a contributor to a 2014 National Research Council study, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, and is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America (Harvard), which won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies. His research focuses on racial criminalization in modern U.S. History and has been featured in a number of national print and broadcast media outlets, including the New York Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR and MSNBC. He is a former associate editor of The Journal of American History and prior Andrew W. Mellon fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice.

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches American Legal History, Race and the Law, and Advanced Constitutional Law.  He recently published “Making the World in Atlanta’s Image” in the Law and History Review and has a forthcoming article, “Cold War Stories,” in the Journal of American History.  His current book project, entitled The World is on Our Side: The U.S. Origins of the U.N. Race Convention, examines how the U.S. civil rights movement shaped the development of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.  Lovelace earned his J.D. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.  Before joining the Maurer faculty, Lovelace served as the inaugural Armstead Robinson Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and as the Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law at the University of Virginia School of Law.