971 Spring 2019 Policing Black Bodies
Wednesday, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 10
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructors: Angela Hattery, Earl Smith
Based the recent book by Hattery and Smith, Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change, this course will explore the ways that Black people experience policing, both by the police themselves, but also by non-police, for example, having the police called on them while they wait for a beverage in Starbucks or barbecue in a park.
Angela Hattery is professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies at George Mason University. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of 11 books. Her next book, Gender, Power and Violence is due to be released in early 2019.
Earl Smith is Emeritus Professor of Sociology and American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Connecticut. He is the author of 11 books, including Race, Sport and the American Dream. His next book, Gender, Power and Violence is due to be released in early 2019. He teaches courses in sociology, women and gender studies, and African and African American studies at George Mason University.