Princeton faculty speak out against systemic racism and police violence in the nation
As the United States grapples with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black lives destroyed by systemic racism and police violence, and as protests extend across the country, Princeton scholars are speaking to the moment. Several Princeton faculty members are using op-eds, television and cable news programs, online publications, and social media to grasp current events and navigate a path forward, drawing on their research as well as their own personal experiences.
Read, view and listen to some of their contributions to the national dialogue.
- Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies: Democracy Now via Twitter, NPR, WHYY’s “Radio Times” and New York Times op-ed via Twitter.
- Eddie Glaude Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, professor of African American studies and department chair: op-ed in TIME, Sarah Spain’s podcast via Twitter and MSNBC.
- Omar Wasow, assistant professor of politics: Twitter, PBS News Hour via Twitter, Financial Times podcast, The New Yorker, and his research cited in The New York Times, The Economist and NBC News’ Think column.
- Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies: 1a via Twitter, NPR, Paris Review and the Quarantine Tapes podcast.
- Jonathan Mummolo, assistant professor of politics and public affairs: Twitter and Wired.
- Kevin Kruse, professor of history: op-ed in The Washington Post and Twitter.
- Julian Zelizer, the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs: op-ed on CNN.
- Autumn Womack, assistant professor of African American studies and English: op-ed in Los Angeles Review of Books.
- Errin Haines, Ferris Professor of Journalism: op-ed in Atlanta Journal Constitution, Washington Post and the 19th. Haynes and Tanzina Vega, Ferris Professor of Journalism, in conversation on WNYC.