Topics in Race and Public Policy: Do Black Lives Matter in the News? (CD or SA)

Subject associations
AAS 306 / HUM 329 / JRN 336
Fall 2022
Naomi Murakawa
Zoe Towns
Registrar description

This course examines media practices in the context of Black Lives Matter, police violence, and criminal justice reform. What are the ethics of mass broadcasting videos of police murders? Who is seen as an "expert" on policing and mass incarceration? This course nests contemporary questions in historical and institutional context, beginning with nineteenth-century racial criminalization and the norms of profit-based mass media. This course is interdisciplinary, drawing on scholarship from history, media studies, social psychology, and the politics of racism, crime, and punishment.

AAS Subfield