2014 Featured Speakers

Speakers listed in anticipated order of appearance.

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Monday September 22nd

Jeff Ferrell, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Texas Christian University
Visiting Professor of Criminology
University of Kent, UK

"Imagining Other Methods: Alternative Approaches to Crime and Culture"


Monday September 22nd

SpearIt, Ph.D., J.D..
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University

Fellow, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding

"Sonic Jihad: Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

Monday September 22nd

Travis Linnemann, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Old Dominion University

"Capote's Ghosts: Violence, Media and the Spectre of Suspicion"


Tuesday September 23rd

Michael Chemmers, Ph.D.

            Department of Theater Arts              University of California

""Call a Wolf, Invite the Pack"; Monstrous Jurisprudence and the Legal Werewolf


Tuesday September 23rd

Emily Satterwhite, Ph.D.
Department of Religion and Culture
Virginia Tech


Tuesday September 23rd

Edgar Barens, M.F.A.
Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Prison Terminal: From the prison cell to the oscars"


Wednesday September 24th
John Simons, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Culture
Indiana University Bloomington

"Happy are those who act justly': Visual representations of the crimes of occupation through social media"

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Wednesday September 24th

Kishonna Leah Gray, Ph.D.
School of Justice Studies
College of Justice and Safety
Eastern Kentucky University 

"Punishing Blackness in Xbox Live: Exploring the Significance of Race in a Virtual Gaming Community"