Book Talk | Matthew Guariglia | Police and the Empire City: Race and the Origins of Modern Policing in New York
Join the Institute for Public Knowledge and the Race and Public Space Working Group for a book talk on Race and the Origins of Modern Policing in New York with author Matthew Guariglia, in conversation with Stuart Schrader, on March 6th at 5:30 PM.
Dr. Matthew Guariglia is a scholar of policing, race, and technologies of state power. In addition to his new book, Police and the Empire City: Race and the Origins of Modern Policing in New York out now from Duke University Press, he is also the co-editor, along with Jelani Cobb, of the Essential Kerner Commission Report (Liverright, 2021). He serves as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation where he works on police technology use and civil liberties, and holds affiliations at the University of California, San Francisco School of Law, and the University of Indiana. His bylines have appeared in NBC News, Washington Post, Slate, VICE, Time Magazine, the Journal of American Ethnic History, Social Justice, and most recently in the peer-reviewed journal Surveillance and Society, where he also serves on the journal’s advisory board.
Stuart Schrader is an Associate Research Professor of Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship. Schrader’s book, published with University of California Press, is titled Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing. His research interests cluster around a few domains: security, policing, and counterinsurgency; the entwinement of foreign and domestic policy; and urbanization. His new research project concerns police participation in formal politics in the United States since the 1970s through professional organizations and unions, as well as police participation in more informal and irruptive social protests. His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, Artforum, The Baffler, Boston Review, Cities, City, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Journal of Urban History, Harvard Design Magazine, Humanity, Modern American History, NACLA Report on the Americas, The Nation, The New Republic, Jacobin, The Brooklyn Rail, Times Higher Education, Viewpoint Magazine, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.