The Alchemy of Racial Innocence

Kirstine Taylor, Political Science, UW
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Petersen Room, Allen Library

Kirstine S. Taylor, Postdoctoral Lecturer in Political Science and WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Washington, will deliver her Postdoctoral Prize Lecture on Wednesday, May 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room in Allen Library (Room 485). The title of her lecture is “The Alchemy of Racial Innocence.”

Taylor is at work on a book entitled The Alchemy of Racial Innocence: From the Postwar South to Post-Racial America. Her article “Untimely Subjects: White Trash and the Making of Racial Innocence in the Postwar South,” appeared in American Quarterly in March 2015. A second article, “Covering Legal Mobilization: A Bottom-Up Analysis of Wards Cove v. Antonio” (co-authored with Michael McCann and George Lovell) appeared in Law & Social Inquiry in Summer 2015. In August 2016, she will begin a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University. She will also be affiliated with OU’s Center for Law, Justice, and Culture.

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