Erasure: The Decriminalization of White America
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and appointed the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Previously, he served as the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the world’s leading research facilities dedicated to the history of the African diaspora.
His book The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, explores the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America. It won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book Award in American Studies. His articles and scholarship have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, New Yorker, and the Washington Post. Muhammad is a native of the South Side of Chicago. He graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University, specializing in 20th century United States and African-American history.
Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00pm
Gasson Hall, Room 100
Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467