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Colloquium: Andrea Boyles, Tulane University

January 25, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“They’re Killing Us on Paper”: Accounting for Systemic Injustice and Black Resistance Beyond Policing and Protests



Ph.D. Kansas State University


Dr. Andrea Boyles is a sociologist, criminologist, and author of the books, You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America (UC Press 2019) and Race, Place, and Suburban Policing: Too Close for Comfort (UC Press 2015).

As a feminist, race scholar and ethnographer, her work accounts for social inequality and (in)justice regarding, but not limited to the following: race; the intersection of race, gender, and class; Black citizen-police conflict; crime; racial-spatial politics, segregation, and containment; poverty; social ties; and resistance. As a noted public intellectual, Andrea has received special thanks and been featured in short films and documentaries, authored and been cited in print media, with regular appearances on public radio, podcasts, and some television outlets. She has also served in various capacities in academia, as well as, worked collaboratively with corporations and organizations including but not limited to, American Airlines, Amnesty International, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) on matters pertaining to race and discrimination. Additionally, she previously taught within the Missouri prison system and presented research on the effects of incarcerated parents on children. Presently, Andrea is serving a three year term as a Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) delegate to the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council.

Andrea holds a B.A. in English and M.A. in Sociology from Lincoln University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University with concentrations in Gender and Criminology.

Research Areas:

Black citizen-police interactions; neighborhood disorder and disadvantage; community development and engagement; and resilience and collective action.


January 25, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Hamilton Hall, Conference Room 271
102 Emerson DR
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27707 United States
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