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2018 News


Shana Bernstein

November 27, 2018

Professor Shana Bernstein's latest piece in The Washington Post is entitled How the spike in hate crimes is forging unlikely alliances.

Her other recent articles and op-eds include: How to use the past to fight for your rights today for CNN, Racist Atticus Finch Has a Lesson for Jews for Forward, The Third Shift: How Mom Became The Family’s Bodyguard in Talking Points Memo, Big business, government and doubt for The Hill, How Anti-Semitism in Modern America Could Fuel Cross-Racial Unity for Talking Points Memo, and Civil rights has always been more than a black and white issue in the Austin American Statesman. Her op-ed with Jennifer Richeson, "Not Just Kumbaya: Multiracial Coalitions Yield Pragmatic Results for the Common Good", can be found on The American Prospect, and you can read about U.S. product safety, or lack thereof, in Prof. Bernstein's Pacific Standard editorial.

Joanna Grisinger

November 7, 2018

We are very excited to share the news that Professor Joanna Grisinger has been named to the 2018-2019 Associated Student Government Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll! 

Every year, ASG asks Northwestern undergraduates to nominate faculty and administrators they feel have gone above and beyond to enrich our school's academic experience. This year Professor Grisinger was nominated for her work in Legal Studies 340 "Gender and the Law" and Legal Studies/Sociology 206 "Law in Society". One student related in their nomination: “I didn't know what sociology was entering this [Prof. Grisinger’s] class. [...] Now I'm majoring in it.”

Congratulations Professor Grisinger!!



Legal Studies Major Wins Sigma Xi Best Overall Poster

June 23, 2018
Our very own Elizabeth Odunsi won the Sigma Xi Best Overall Poster Presentation Award at this year's 2018 Research Expo for her poster, "Droppin’ Knowledge: Hip Hop’s Portrayal of the Criminal Justice System". Congratulations Elizabeth!

Heather Schoenfeld: Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration

June 15, 2018 – from The University of Chicago Press
Professor Heather Schoenfeld's new book, Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (2018), Schoenfeld uses an in-depth case study of Florida, a state with one of the largest prison populations, to examine the development of mass incarceration in the United States from 1950 to the present.
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