Faculty Seminar Series

The Prisons and Justice Initiative hosts a series of events for both Georgetown faculty and invited speakers to present their prison-related academic research. The 2016-17 series will include the following speakers.

     Hannah Walker (new window)
     Post-Doctoral Fellow, Prisons and Justice Initiative
     Georgetown University
     Thursday, October 13, 12:30-2:00 PM
     ICC 141, CCAS Boardroom
    “Mobilized Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact and Latinos’ Political Participation”



     Megan Ming Francis (new window)
     Assistant Professor of Political Science
     University of Washington
     Thursday, November 3, 12:30-2:00 PM
     ICC 450
    “Crimes of Capitalism: Race, Convict Leasing, and the Rise of the New South”



     Lisa Miller (new window)
     Professor of Political Science
     Rutgers University
     Wednesday, November 30, 4:00-6:00 PM
    “Crime, Punishment and the Racialized Failure of the American State”



     Marie Gottschalk (new window)
     Professor of Political Science
     University of Pennsylvania
     Location and Time TBA



     Michael Leo Owens (new window)
     Associate Professor of Political Science
     Emory University
     Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-6:00 PM
    “Prisoners of Democracy”



(new window)     Vesla Weaver (new window)
     Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies
     Yale University
     Wednesday, April 19, 4:00-6:00 PM


2015-2016 Faculty Seminar Series

     Susan Terrio
     Department of Anthropology
     Georgetown University
     Wednesday, February 17, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
     ICC 662
    “Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Unaccompanied,
     Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody”

     RSVP (new window)


     Peter Ross Range
     Journalist and Author
     Wednesday, March 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
     ICC 462
     “1924: The Year that Made Hitler”
(co-sponsored with the BMW Center for German and European Studies)
     RSVP (new window)


     Benjamin Harbert
     Department of Music
     Georgetown University
     Wednesday, March 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
     ICC 302-P
     “Angola Bound: Rethinking Prison Music as Neoliberal Labor” 
      RSVP (new window) 


     Rachel Barr and Jennifer Woolard (new window) 
     Department of Psychology
     Georgetown University
     Wednesday, April 13, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
     ICC 302-P
     “Cost-Effective Juvenile Justice Reform:
      Lessons from the Just Beginning ‘Baby Elmo’ Teen Parenting Program”

      RSVP (new window)


We will update this schedule periodically as we add new events.