Doria Dee Johnson Lecture in History & Social Justice – March 3, 2022

“The Fire This Time: Police Violence and Urban Uprisings from the 1960s to Jacob Blake”

Elizabeth Hinton
Associate Professor of History & African American Studies and Professor of Law
Yale University

Elizabeth Hinton is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Law at the Law School. Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on criminalization and policing, Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty, racial inequality, and urban violence in the 20th century United States. She is the author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America and America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s, which were both selected as New York Times Notable Books. Her articles and op-eds can be found in the pages of Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The Boston Review.

Doria Dee Johnson was a much admired and beloved graduate student in our Department of History and an inspiring model of scholarly engagement in making history publicly present. Doria passed far too soon in 2018. This lecture will honor her memory with ongoing conversations on research in the histories of injustice and inequality. Learn more about her research here.