QUB's Centre for the Americas hosts a panel discussion in the Race and Policing Series featuring experts on the US South. Start time: 4pm BST time (UK); 11am EST
Myisha Eatmon (University of South Carolina)
Myisha is Assistant Professor of African American History at the University of South Carolina. Her research explores Black legal culture in the face of white-on-Black violence under Jim Crow and Black civil litigation’s impact on civil law. Her activism and interest in social justice drives this research, which focuses on the ways that oppressed persons, particularly African Americans, use their legal imaginations. Her book on the subject is tentatively titled Litigating in Black and White: Black Legal Culture, White Violence, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies.
Justin Randolph (Texas State University)
Justin is Assistant Professor of History at Texas State University. Specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. social and political history, his primary research concerns the intersection of policing and inequality in the rural American South. His first book, Mississippi Law: The Long Crisis of Policing and Reform in America's Black Countryside, is under advance contract with the University of North Carolina Press.
Christopher is a civil rights attorney in Columbia, South Carolina. He has twenty-five years of experience handling criminal defense, police misconduct, and class action suits against adult and juvenile correctional systems. He does public presentations on these and related topics, including an upcoming seminar on the current state of policing for the South Carolina Bar Association in January 2022.
Chair: Keira Williams (Queen’s University Belfast)