American Political History Seminar - "The Politics of Urban Violence after 1968"

American Political History
Event date: 
April 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Elizabeth Hinton
Harvard University
Keeanga Taylor
Princeton University
Seminar Series: 
American Political History Seminar
Co-Sponsored by: 
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

"The Politics of Urban Violence after 1968"

Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University

There is a pre-circulated paper for this seminar. Please email Jennifer Loessy at for the password.

Elizabeth Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. In her recent book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press, 2016), Hinton examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens. Before joining the Harvard faculty, Hinton spent two years as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. A Ford Foundation Fellow, Hinton completed her Ph.D. in United States History from Columbia University in 2012. Hinton's articles and op-eds can be found in the pages of the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Review, The Nation, and Time.

The American Political History seminar series serves as a forum for scholars interested in American political history, broadly defined. Based in the Department of History, the seminar brings together faculty and graduate students from across campus for an exchange of ideas and an exploration of cutting-edge work in this resurgent field. The seminar offers Princeton graduate students a chance to meet with pre-eminent scholars working in American political history and discuss their works in progress. The seminars are organized by Professors Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer.

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Political History
Race & Ethnicity
Urban History
United States
20th Century