CLEAR & CLSC | The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs

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Academic Law Law - CLEAR Law - CLSC Law - General Public Law - Students

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

4 PM – 5:30 PM PST (GMT-8)

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Matt Lassiter is a scholar of the twentieth-century United States with a research and teaching focus on political history, urban/ suburban studies, racial and social inequality, and the history of policing and the carceral state. His most recent book, The Suburban Crisis: White America and the War on Drugs, was published in 2023 by Princeton University Press. He is also author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Princeton University Press, 2006); coeditor of The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism (Oxford University Press, 2009); and lead author of the website exhibit of “Detroit Under Fire: Police Violence, Crime Politics, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Civil Rights Era” (U-M Carceral State Project, 2021). Lassiter is co-director of the U-M Carceral State Project and co-PI of its Documenting Criminalization, Confinement, and Resistance research initiative. He is also director of the affiliated Policing and Social Justice HistoryLab, which involves undergraduate and graduate student researchers in collaborative public engagement projects.

Thank you to our event sponsors - the Department of History, UCI Humanities Center; UCI Center in Law, Society, and Culture; UCI Law Center on Law, Equality, and Race; Center for Medical Humanities; and the Department of Political Science.