This blog is maintained by Pamela Oliver. I am an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My specialties are collective action and social movements, race and ethnicity, and racial disparities in criminal justice. My academic home page can be found at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~oliver/.  I taught courses in social movements, racial/ethnic movements in the US, and research methods. Since 1999 I have done a lot of quantitative research on the issue of racial disparities in criminal justice, focusing especially on the patterns of disparity in Wisconsin, which has one of the highest Black/White disparities in the nation. My main current research project involves compiling records of Black protest event in the 1990s and 2000s from mainstream newswires and Black newspapers.

The purpose of this blog is to highlight academic work on the intersection of race, criminal justice, and politics and to bring that work into dialog with reformers and activists working on these issues. I sometimes include signed articles written by other people. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own and not those of the University of Wisconsin.



Race, Politics, Justice by Pamela Oliver is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0