Lecture by Philip V. McHarris

Thursday, March 23rd, noon to 2pm, with lunch reception to follow, 5733 S University Ave, 1st Floor

Dr. Philip V. McHarris is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University in the Department of African American Studies and the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. He completed his PhD in Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. McHarris’s main areas of research include racial inequality, housing, and policing. His current research focuses on the experiences of residents of a high-rise public housing development in Brooklyn, NY as they navigate concerns surrounding safety, policing, building conditions, and cycles of poverty. In another line of research, McHarris examines the causes and consequences of the large-scale expansion of policing in the United States since 1965 and the strategies that communities employ to challenge police expansion and end police violence. McHarris draws on qualitative and quantitative methods throughout his research. McHarris is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Boston College.