University of Rochester

EVENT: Yale Political Scientist Discusses Obama Presidency's Effect on Identity Politics in Inaugural 'Two Icons Lecture'

February 19, 2009

TIME, DATE, PLACE: Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room
Thursday, February 26, 2009
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

WHO: Khalilah Brown-Dean, the Peter Strauss Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at Yale University, specializes in American politics, mass political behavior, criminal justice, and political psychology. She has published research on voting rights, perceptions of bias in the criminal justice system, civic engagement, and the race-education nexus. Her most recent book, Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: Race, Crime, and Political Inequality, explores the political impact of the criminal justice system on communities of color.

WHAT: The "Two Icons Lecture" honors Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The lecture is sponsored by the University of Rochester's Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Center for the Study of African-American Politics.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan Hagen at 585.276.4061 or