I am enthusiastic about talking with and corresponding with journalists, especially those working in Chicago and Cook County and those working on the criminal justice beat anywhere, as well as undergraduate students, graduate students, fellow scholars, and people with a personal stake in my research.

In Fall 2022, I am attending the ASALH and ASC conferences. I am tentatively planning to attend AHA in 2023. I am not available to write book reviews for journals during the 2022-2023 academic year, nor am I able to take on any more manuscript reviews for journals or presses.

I can’t respond to every email I receive. I will not read or respond to bad faith screeds.

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