WWI: Civil Liberties During Wartime

By | General

I spent 8yrs of research in the Library of Congress archives for my first book– so I was OVER THE MOON to be invited back to this sacred institution to give a formal presentation on social movements/NAACP activism during World War I. From the official announcement: During wartime, the tension…

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Black Politics in Trump’s America

By | General

A month after Trump was sworn in as President, many people wondered out loud about the fragile state of black citizenship rights. The New America Think Tank convened a dynamic panel which was broadcast on CSPAN.  Official description: Black America’s voter participation rates reached historic highs in order to help…

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The State of Civil Rights in the Obama Era

By | Academic

As Obama’s last months of being POTUS were coming to an end–a conference of academics and policymakers was assembled at Harvard University Kennedy School to evaluate his legacy. Click on this CSPAN link for my panel! Panelists include: Douglas Blackmon, Megan Francis, Matthew Pratt-Guteral, Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Ronald Sullivan,…

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Final 2016 Presidential Debate Analysis w/ Democracy Now!

By | Academic

A professional highlight of mine was being in-studio with the team at Democracy Now! The debate night special entitled “War, Peace and the Presidency” featured an exciting group of guests including: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, the chair of Princeton’s African American Studies department Eddie Glaude, the Institute of Policy…

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Video: Reflecting on Book Writing

By | Academic

Cambridge University Press filmed some footage of APSA book winners at the big annual political science conference—so if you want to hear me reflect on my book (why I decided to write on this topic/turning point in the battle against racial violence/what is the role of citizen agency in the…

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