With Rebekah Delsol (Open Society Justice Initiative), Fabien Jobard (Political Science, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and Berlin), Donna Murch (History, Rutgers University). Moderated by Danielle Beaujon (History and French Studies, NYU).
Danielle Beaujon is a doctoral student in History and French Studies at NYU. Her dissertation examines the policing of Algerian colonial subjects in Marseille and Algiers, and seeks to understand the influence of colonial hierarchy on daily practices of policing in both metropolitan and colonial contexts within the Franco-Mediterranean world. Rebekah Delsol is the senior managing policy officer for ethnic profiling with the Open Society Justice Initiative. She completed her doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Warwick with a thesis examining the utility of the concept of institutional racism in explaining racial disparities in stop and search practice in four police forces in the United Kingdom and the United States. Since January 2005, she has coordinated an innovative project that focuses on building collaborative relationships among police and civil society partners to monitor profiling and support accountable and effective use of police powers in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain.
Fabien Jobard is a political scientist and Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CESDIP, Paris, and Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin). He is the author of several books on the comparative sociology of policing in Europe, including Police: Questions sensibles.
Donna Murch is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her teaching and research specializations are historical studies of mass incarceration/war on drugs, Black Power and Civil Rights, California, social movements, and postwar U.S. cities. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California. And she is currently completing a book, which explores the militarization of law enforcement, the social history of drug consumption and sale, and the political economy of mass incarceration in late twentieth century California.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Mediterranean Studies and Institute of French Studies.