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Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, SUNY-Buffalo
Website URL
legal history, prisons, law, North Carolina, social movements
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About Me

I’m a postdoctoral fellow at SUNY-Buffalo’s Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. Before arriving in Buffalo, I spent two years at the American Bar Foundation as a Law and Social Sciences Doctoral Fellow. I received my PhD in History from Duke University in 2017.

I’m an interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching focus on law, social movements, and the criminal justice system in the United States. Currently, I’m at work on my first book, Silencing the Cell Block: The Making of Modern Prison Policy in North Carolina and the Nation, which examines how civil liberties lawyers and public officials reshaped prison policy in response to prisoners’ activism during the 1960s and 1970s. In 2018, my dissertation won the Law & Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, which is awarded to the dissertation that best represents outstanding work in law and society research.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Law, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution