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Doctoral Candidate in History
1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003
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My dissertation, "The Politics of Crime Control: Race, Policing, and State Power in Modern America," focuses on the policing of American cities in the twentieth century, with particular attention to the relationship among urban crime, crime prevention, and state building from the end of WWI through the 1940s. I consider how urban crime control campaigns reinforced racial and social boundaries in the urban north, particularly as African American communities grew during the first and second Great Migrations. I am especially interested in the role of urban policing in shaping racialized notions of criminality, and how the racialization of crime impacted individuals' ability to access state services and their ability to exercise the rights of citizenship.
1029 Tisch Hall435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI