Sociologists Talking Real Sh*t

Drug Wars, Gentrification, and the Public Intellectual

February 22, 2021 James McKeever PhD
Sociologists Talking Real Sh*t
Drug Wars, Gentrification, and the Public Intellectual
Show Notes
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Tomorrow (February 22) on https://www.sociologiststalkingrealshit.com/podcast: Join Tanya Golash-Boza and I as we talk about the role of the drug war in the gentrification of Washington DC, being a public intellectual, "Get a Life PhD Blog" (yes, it is possible for an academic to have a life), and the intersection of scholarship and activism.  

Tanya Golash-Boza is the founder of the Racism, Capitalism, and the Law Lab and a Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced. She is a prolific scholar, with several published books and dozens of academic articles and book chapters. She has received several awards, including the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association for her book, Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism – published by New York University Press in 2015. Her textbook, Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach, published by Oxford University Press, is now in its third edition and is the leading textbook in this field. Dr. Golash-Boza is currently working on a project funded by the National Science Foundation that explores how gentrification affects formerly incarcerated Black men in Washington, DC. That work is featured on her website: MappingGentrification.com. Professor Golash-Boza is also the creator of the blog, Get a Life, PhD, which focuses on faculty success and wellbeing and has over 4 million pageviews. For this and other mentoring work, she received the UC Merced Senate Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentorship in 2019.