At a part of its McGee Lecture Series, the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will host “Doing Racism While Doing Justice: Criminal Courts in an Era of Mass Incarceration” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Weasler Auditorium.
Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, associate professor in the department of sociology at Brown University, will present a discussion of the largest criminal courthouse in the country, the Chicago-Cook County courthouse. Winner of the Association of American Publishers’ 2017 Prose Award and the 2019 American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Book Prize, Gonzalez Van Cleve’s book, “Crook County,” explores a legal culture steeped in racial abuse.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at (414) 288-6838.