If you missed our Fourth Annual Imminent Questions Speaker Series, you can watch it here! Following the lecture video clip is another one that includes a Q&A with Dr. Muhammad. He responds to questions with regards to the importance of studying humanities as well as engaging the public with your research.
About the Annual Imminent Questions Speaker Series
About the Speaker
Dr. Muhammad is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, published by Harvard University Press. The Condemnation of Blackness won the American Studies Association John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, which is awarded annually to the best published book in American studies. The book is notable for its lengthy discussion of the role of the social sciences – and of black and white social scientists – in shaping and sanctifying racial “data,” with terrible consequences for African Americans.
Dr. Muhammad is at the forefront of scholarship on the enduring link between how race and crime has shaped and limited opportunities for African Americans. His research interests include the racial politics of criminal law, policing, juvenile delinquency and punishment, as well as immigration and social reform. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Nation, The New Yorker, Washington Post, The Guardian, and Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as on Moyers & Company, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, Pacifica Radio, and Radio One.