In this conversation — moderated by Dr. Kenly Brown and Nya Hardaway — Dr. Jones will share her expertise on how Black women and girls stay safe, Black feminisms, and her contribution to the field of Black girlhood studies.
This event is free and open to the public. Register to attend this virtual event.
Nikki Jones, PhD
Professor of African American Studies
University of California Berkley
Nikki Jones’ work focuses on the experiences of Black women, men, and youth with the criminal legal system, policing, and violence. Professor Jones is the author of two books: Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence (2010) and The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption (2018), which received the Michael J. Hindelang Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2020. Her current research includes the analysis of interviews with police officers and video recordings of routine police encounters with the public, with a focus on encounters that involve the police and Black youth in high-surveillance neighborhoods.
Event Sponsors: Funded by the Center for Race, Ethnicity and Equity. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Public Health, American Culture Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.