Speaker to look 'Beyond Ferguson' in Monday lecture
Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, associate professor of political science at Quinnipiac University, will visit DePauw University to present a Walker Horizon Lecture as part of Black History Month.
Brown will discuss "Beyond Ferguson: Reimagining Race and Social Justice in the United States" on Monday, Feb. 15, in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, located at the corner of Locust and Elm streets.
Presented free of admission charge, the program is open to the public.
A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, CNN, Fox News Radio and other media outlets, Professor Brown-Dean's research focuses on the political dynamics surrounding the criminal justice system.
She co-authored the report, "Fifty Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics" and is featured in the documentary, "The Color of Justice."
She serves on the board of Prison Policy Initiative; a non-partisan, non-profit organization that documents the impact of mass incarceration on communities across the nation.
Prior to joining the Quinnipiac faculty, Brown-Dean was an assistant professor at Yale University. She has been recognized by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha for outstanding teaching in political science.
She holds a B.A. in government from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.