Miller Center

American Forum - Arresting Citizenship: Consequences of American Crime Control (rebroadcast)

Vesla M. Weaver
April 24, 2015
12:00AM - 12:00AM (EDT)

Vesla M. Weaver
Vesla M. Weaver

This program airs on April 26 and is a re-broadcast of a previous episode of American Forum. Check your local listings for details. 

VESLA M. WEAVER serves as assistant professor of political science and African American Studies at Yale. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor of politics at the University of Virginia and a Miller Center faculty associate. Weaver is interested in understanding racial inequality in the United States, how state policies shape citizenship, and the political causes and consequences of the U.S. criminal justice system's growth. Her newest book (with Amy Lerman), Arresting Citizenship: The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control, explores the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion, particularly for the black urban poor. Weaver is also the co-author of Creating a New Racial Order: How Immigration, Multiracialism, Genomics, and the Young Can Remake Race in America.

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What Now? Dialogues on Race in America: This series of American Forum episodes explores both historical and current race-related issues that have troubled the nation.

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