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Policing, the Carceral State, and The Black Community

Friday, June 19, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Danielle Wiggins is an assistant professor of history in the Caltech Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

She earned her PhD in history from Emory University in 2018, where she specialized in African-American political history and urban political economy. Her dissertation entitled, "Crime Capital: Public Safety, Urban Development, and Post-Civil Rights Black Politics in Atlanta," examines a central paradox in the post-Jim Crow African-American experience: the advancement of black elected officials to positions of power and simultaneous economic inequality in black communities. Her presentation will address policing, the carceral state, and their impact on the Black community.

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