Faculty Research

CHSS faculty across departments are engaging in research in areas of racial and social justice, from studying the effects of standardized testing on minority populations in elementary schools, to digging deeper into important pop culture movements in Black and brown communities. This is but a sampling of the works of our faculty. For further information on their publications, please visit their bios on their department webpages. 

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African and African American Studies Faculty Research

African and African American Studies (AAAS) supports its faculty in their innovative scholarship and pedagogy. Please visit AAAS Faculty Research for highlighted research, scholarship, and publications—as well as fellowships, awards, and honors—from AAAS faculty members. 




Human Rights

International Perspectives

Language and Linguistic Justice

Law & Policing

Devon Johnson

Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

"Race and Policing in the 2016 Presidential Election: Black Lives Matter, the Police, and Dog Whistle Politics"

"Race and Perceptions of Police: Experimental Results on the Impact of Procedural (in)Justice"

"Striking Out: Race and Support for Police Use of Force"

View more publications in their bio.

Cynthia Lum & Christopher Koper

Editors in Chief of the flagship policy journal of the American Society of Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy. A special issue will be released in November on “Tackling Disparity in the Criminal Justice System”.

View more publications in Cynthia Lum and Christopher Koper's bios.

Cynthia Lum

“Repairing the fractured foundations of the police: An appeal to police leaders.”

“Violence, Drug Markets and Racial Composition: Challenging Stereotypes through Spatial Analysis.”

“The Influence of Places on Police Decision Pathways: From Call for Service to Arrest”

View more publications in their bio. 

Allison Redlich

"Racial/ethnic disparities in behavioral health service usage in mental health courts."

View more publications in their bio.

Laurie Robinson

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report

See also: the George Mason University evidence-assessment of this report here

View more publications in their bio.

Alex Tabarrok and Thomas Stratmann

"To Serve and Collect: The Fiscal and Racial Determinants of Law Enforcement."

View more publications in Alex Tabarrok and Thomas Stratmann's bios.