Cathy Cohen on ‘Reimagining Political Knowledge: Race and the Carceral State’

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor Barrows Hall
Location is ADA accessible

Professor Cathy Cohen of the University of Chicago is set to speak on April 13, 2018 on ‘Reimagining Political Knowledge: Race and the Carceral State.’

This talk will be part of the Haas Institute’s Research to Impact speaker series.

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor at the University of Chicago.  Cohen is the author of two books, The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics (University of Chicago Press) and Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Oxford University Press).  She is also co-editor of the anthology Women Transforming Politics: An Alternative Reader (NYU Press) with Kathleen Jones and Joan Tronto. Her articles have been published in numerous journals and edited volumes including the American Political Science Review, NOMOS, GLQ, Social Text, and the DuBois Review. Cohen is the founder and director of the GenForward Millennial Survey Project and the Black Youth Project. She is also co-editor with Frederick Harris of a book series at Oxford University Press entitled “Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities.” Cohen has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the Robert Wood Johnson Investigator’s Award and the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellowship.

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