Book talk: The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson

Date & Time Nov 17 2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Lolita Buckner Inniss ’83, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University Distinguished Professor, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and Professor of Law, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University: author
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Lolita Buckner Inniss will be joined in conversation with Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and Vice-Dean at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Inniss is speaking as the Anna and G. Mason Morfit ’97 Distinguished Visitor.

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Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss is a University Distinguished Professor, an honor reserved for SMU faculty members who demonstrate the highest levels of academic achievement. She is also Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, as well as a Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow. She has an ongoing research interest in the intersection of slavery, universities and law, out of which grows some of her most recent publications. The Center for Compassionate Leadership named her book “The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson” as one of five books white leaders should read on systemic racism along with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” and others. Read more about it here. Her latest research concerns the intersection of the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements.

Miguel A. Centeno, Vice Dean; Musgrave Professor of Sociology; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, is a well-known sociologist. Centeno studies a range of subjects related to globalization and trade and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books.