Georgetown Prisons and Justice Team

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Many of our Faculty Advisory Board members and Research Assistants are featured in the media.  The following list highlights a selection of their most relevant articles or appearances:

Chris Thompson, “Georgetown Campus Protests Lead to Renaming of Buildings Named After School Presidents Who Sold Slaves,” Gawker, November 16, 2015, quoting Queen Adesuyi.

Katherine Shaver, “Georgetown University to rename two buildings that reflect school’s ties to slavery,” Washington Post, November 15, 2015, quoting Queen Adesuyi.

Ryan Miller, “President DeGioia announces name change to Mulledy Hall and McSherry Hall,” The Georgetown Voice, November 14, 2015, quoting Queen Adesuyi.

Christina Cauterucci, “Why Protesting Georgetown Students Want Their School to Pay a Novel Form of Reparations,” Slate, November 13, 2015, quoting Queen Adesuyi.

Zak Cheney-Rice, “Georgetown Students Announce Sit-In Until Building Is No (new window)Longer Named After Slave Owner (new window),” Mic, November 13, 2015, quoting Queen Adesuyi.

President and FBI Director James B. Comey Speak Out on Policing and Crime,” a broadcast of The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU/NPR), October 28, 2015, featuring Professor Butler.

Sandhya Somashekhar, Wesley Lowery, Keith L. Alexander, Kimberly Kindy, and Julie Tate, “Black and Unarmed,” Washington Post, August 10, 2015, quoting Professor Butler.

Officer’s Body Cam Key to Indictment,” MSNBC’s The Ed Show, July 30, 2015, panel featuring Professor Butler.  

Richard Pérez-Peña and Timothy Williams, “Glare of Video Is Shifting Public’s View of Police,” New York Times, July 30, 2015, quoting Professor Butler. 

Damien Cave and Rochelle Oliver, “The Videos That Are Putting Race and Policing Into Sharp Relief,” New York Times, July 30, 2015, featuring Professor Butler.

Texas Video Released,” CNN Newsroom segment, July 22, 2015, interview with Professor Butler on the Sandra Bland case. 

Criminal Justice Reform,” C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, July 17, 2015; Professor Butler discussed President Obama’s proposed reforms to the criminal justice system.  

Aurora shooter James Holmes found guilty,” MSNBC Politics Nation, July 16, 2015, interview with Professor Butler.

Video of California Police Shooting Released, Reveals Deadly Shooting,” CNN Legal View, July 15, 2015, interview with Professor Butler. 

CNN’s Wolf, July 10, 2015; Professor Butler discussed the Kate Steinle case.

(for more, see Professor Butler’s official “In the News” list)

Marcia Chatelain, “What Mizzou Taught Me,” Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2015.

Alexandria Neason, “How do you teach students about Freddie Gray?” Slate: Schooled blog, April 30, 2015, quoting Professor Chatelain.

Colleen Flaherty, “#Ferguson Syllabus,” Inside Higher Ed, January 6, 2015, quoting Professor Chatelain.

Carey Wallace, “Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Ferguson,” TIME, December 2, 2014, quoting Professor Chatelain.

Rebecca Schumann, “The Birth of the #FergusonSyllabus,” Slate, September 8, 2014, mentioning Professor Chatelain.

Marcia Chatelain, “How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson,” The Atlantic, August 25, 2014.

Motoko Rich and Mosi Secret, “Schools in Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional Opening Day,” New York Times, August 24, 2014, quoting Professor Chatelain.

Elisa Crouch and Jessica Bock, “Educators ask: How to teach Ferguson?” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 22, 2014, quoting Professor Chatelain.

Erica Smith, “Educators Use Twitter To Teach About Ferguson, Build Syllabuses,” St. Louis Public Radio, August 21, 2014, quoting Professor Chatelain.

50th Anniversary of March on Washington,” NPR’s Here and Now, August 28, 2013, interviewing Professor Chatelain.

(for more, see Professor Chatelain’s official “In the News” list)

David Cole, “This Isn’t the Roberts Court—It’s the Kennedy Court,” The Nation, September 24, 2015.

David Cole, “Justice Breyer Against the Death Penalty,” The New Yorker, June 30, 2015.

David Cole, “Has the Court Turned Left?” New York Review of Books, June 29, 2015. 

Eli Hager, “What Prisons Can Learn From Schools,” The Marshall Project, June 25, 2015, quoting Professor Cole.

David Cole, “Albert Woodfox’s Forty Years in Solitary Confinement,” The New Yorker, June 16, 2015.

David Cole, “How to Lock Up Fewer People,” New York Times, May 23, 2015, an op-ed co-authored with Marc Mauer.

David Cole, “Taking Responsibility for Torture,” The New Yorker, December 9, 2014. 

David Cole, “No Coward on Race,” The New Yorker, September 25, 2014.

David Cole, “The Color of Justice,” The New Yorker, September 3, 2014.

David Cole, “The Outrage of Stop-and-Frisk Policing,” The Nation, June 14, 2012.

(for more, see Professor Cole’s official “In the News” list)

Brendan Sanders, “Symposium remembering Hurricane Katrina explores relationship between media and history,” The Georgetown Voice, October 25, 2015, a recap of a major conference on Hurricane Katrina organized by Dr. Cook.

Cyntnia Close, “How News and Docs Covered Katrina: A Review of ‘Flood of Images,” International Documentary Association, August 13, 2015, a review of Bernie Cook’s book, Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina

Regina Longo, “Bernie Cook Reflects on Katrina Media at the Ten-Year Mark in Flood of Images: Media, Memory, and Hurricane Katrina,”  Film Quarterly, Summer 2015, an interview with Bernie Cook on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  

Michael Eric Dyson, “Think Out Loud,” The New Republic, September 9, 2015.

MSNBC Live segment, “Report: Black Lives Matter Under Surveillance,” August 20, 2015, discussion featuring Professor Dyson.

Michael Eric Dyson, “President Obama’s Racial Renaissance,” New York Times, August 1, 2015.

NBC’s Meet the Press, June 28, 2015, featuring Professor Dyson discussing President Obama.

Michael Eric Dyson, “Goodbye to Freddie Gray and Goodbye to Quietly Accepting Injustice,” New York Times, April 29, 2015.

Michael Eric Dyson, “All Black Lives Matter (new window),” The New Republic, April 24, 2015.

Michael Eric Dyson, “The Ghost of Cornel West,” The New Republic, April 19, 2015.

Michael Eric Dyson, “Racial Terror, Fast and Slow,” New York Times, April 17, 2015.

Michael Eric Dyson, “Where Do We Go After Ferguson?” New York Times, November 29, 2014.

MSNBC’s The Ed Show segment, “‘We Want Justice for Our Son,’ Says Father,” August 11, 2014, discussion of the Michael Brown case featuring Professor Dyson. 

Ryan Miller, “Out of Step: Georgetown’s relationship with the D.C. hardcore punk scene,” The Georgetown Voice, September 10, 2015, quoting Professor Harbert.

Cassidy Jensen, “Government Department offers non-traditional GOVX courses,” The Georgetown Voice, November 16, 2016, quoting Professor Howard.

Marc Howard, “Teaching and Learning in a Maximum-Security Prison,” JCI Scholars Program official website, January 20, 2015.

Marc Howard, “Lessons in Integrity with San Quentin State Prison’s Tennis Team,” Sports Illustrated, June 16, 2011.

The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Marty Tankleff’s Wrongful Conviction,” October 26, 2008, featuring an appearance by Professor Howard.

Marc Howard, “Marty was the key: His dogged efforts to prove his innocence, says his friend, kept everyone focused even as hopes faded,” Newsday, January 6, 2008.

Marc Howard, “Sundays with Marty,” New York Times, February 19, 2006.

Maurice Jackson, “Why police can’t fix urban America’s violent crime problem,” Washington Post, September 3, 2015.

Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU and NPR), “The Local Roots And International Reach Of Black History Month,” February 17, 2015, segment featuring Professor Jackson.

Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU and NPR), “D.C. Jazz History,” May 13, 2014, segment featuring Professor Jackson.

Washington Journal (C-SPAN), “50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,” April 11, 2014, segment featuring Professor Jackson.

Aaron C. Davis, “In D.C. mayor’s race, Round 2 begins for Muriel Bowser,” Washington Post, April 2, 2014, quoting Professor Jackson.

OCT DC broadcast, “Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, DC,” February 5, 2014, television broadcast of Professor Jackson’s lecture at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library.

Ronald Roach, “Georgetown Scholar to Lead Exploration of Black Washington for D.C. Government,” Diverse Issues in Higher Education, August 29, 2013, profile of Professor Jackson.

Maurice Jackson, “In a city with a rich history, more must be done to promote equality,” Washington Post, August 22, 2013.

Tom Foreman, “Analysis: The race factor in George Zimmerman’s trial,” CNN, July 15, 2013, quoting Professor Jackson.

Maurice Jackson, “Emancipation Day 2012: More meaningful than ever,” Washington Post’s The Root DC blog, April 13, 2012.

(for more, see Professor Jackson’s official “In the News” list)

Ashwin Puri, “Protestors Address Demands to University,” The Hoya, November 13, 2015, quoting Rev. Kemp. 

Emma Green, “How Should America Deal with the Sinners in Its Prisons?” The Atlantic, September 28, 2015, quoting Rev. Kemp.

Kirk Carapezza, “At Georgetown University, Pope Francis Was the Big Man on Campus,” WGBH News, September 25, 2015, quoting Rev. Kemp.

Deborah Williams, “50 Years On, Still Living in the Illusion of a Post-Racial Society,” The Georgetown Voice, February 27, 2013, quoting Rev. Kemp.

Judith Lichtenberg, “What’s Wrong with Inequality?” Psychology Today, Morality for Mere Mortal blog, July 23, 2014.

Judith Lichtenberg, “Alleviating Poverty Painlessly,” Psychology Today, Morality for Mere Mortal blog, February 7, 2014.

Judith Lichtenberg, “Is Pure Altruism Possible?” New York Times, The Stone blog, October 19, 2010. 

Allegra McLeod, “Mass Incarceration Is a Horrible Failure,” New York Times, Room For Debate, October 29, 2015.

Andrew Clevenger, “Illegal reentry prosecutions increase,” The Bulletin, September 1, 2014, quoting Professor McLeod.

Steve Patrick Ercolani, “Why Are Immigrants Being Deported for Minor Crimes?” The Atlantic, November 20, 2013, featuring Professor McLeod.

Oliver Ortega, “Pushing immigration cases through a funnel,” The Columbus Dispatch, September 24, 2013, quoting Professor McLeod.

Joe Palazzolo and Ashby Jones, “‘Diversion’ Programs Send More to Treatment, Instead of Prison,” Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2013, quoting Professor McLeod.

(for more, see Professor McLeod’s official “In the News” list (new window))

Lauren Ober, “Stories from Prison,” Georgetown University College News, March 4, 2014, featuring Professor O’Connor’s work with prison outreach and her prison literature class at Georgetown.

Adam Liptak, “Exclusion of Blacks From Juries Raises Renewed Scrutiny,” New York Times, August 16, 2015, quoting Professor Smith. 

The Diane Rehm Show (WAMU and NPR), “Sex Offender Registries and Calls for Reform,” July 7, 2015, discussion including Professor Smith. 

Judith Shulevitz, “Regulating (new window)Sex (new window),” New York Times, June 27, 2015, featuring Professor Smith. 

Casey Harper, “Here’s the Legal Explanation for Why the Cleveland Police Officer Wasn’t Convicted,” The Daily Caller, May 27, 2015, quoting Professor Smith.

Scott Helman, “Defending those accused of unthinkable crimes,” The Boston Globe, January 21, 2015, quoting Professor Smith. 

AFP, “Q&A on flashpoint shooting case in US town of Ferguson,” The Daily Mail, November 18, 2014, quoting Professor Smith.

Monroe H. Freedman and Abbe Smith, “Machen tramples on the mayor’s due process,” Washington Post, March 21, 2014.

MSNBC’s The Cycle, “Why Lawyers Defend Monsters,” September 6, 2013, featuring Professor Smith.

Abbe Smith, “What motivates a lawyer to defend a Tsarnaev, a Castro or a Zimmerman?” Washington Post, July 25, 2013.

Abbe Smith, “Undue Process” (review of Kids for Cash and The Injustice System), New York Times Book Review, March 29, 2013.

(for more, see Professor Smith’s official “In the News” list (new window))

Armando Trull, “Georgetown Scholar Studies Little-Known Detention Facilities for Immigrant Kids,” WAMU, June 5, 2015, interviewing Professor Terrio.

Molly Hennessey-Fiske, “Rep (new window)ort: 117% Increase in Children 12 and Under Crossing the Border Alone (new window),” Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2014, quoting Professor Terrio.

Susan Terrio, “‘Life Ended There’: Rare Interviews with the Children of America’s Border Disaster,” Politico Magazine, July 10, 2014.

Susan Carroll, “Unaccompanied Children in Country Illegally Still Lack Federal Protection,” Houston Chronicle, May 29, 2014, quoting Professor Terrio.

Molly Hennessey-Fiske, “More Youths Crossing US-Mexico Border Alone,” Los Angeles Times, February 21, 2014, quoting Professor Terrio.

(for more, see Professor Terrio’s official “In the News” list (new window))

Isabel Echarte, “Andria Wisler Named Director of the Center for Social Justice,” The Georgetown Voice, Vox Populi blog, December 8, 2012, featuring Professor Wisler.