Naila and the Uprising

You are invited to attend the conference Culture and Conflict in Palestine/Israel held February 1-3 at UF.  The kickoff event for this conference will be a free screening of this documentary from 2017. When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, […]

The Imperial Origins of American Policing: Militarization and Colonial Feedback in the Early 20th Century – Julian Go

This presentation offers a comparative-historical perspective on the militarization of policing in through a close examination of urban policing in early 20th century America, a period that historians call “the Reform Era” of policing. Based upon a nested cross-city analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, the study shows that police “reforms” in this period constituted […]

Militarizing the Police: Empire, Race, and Counter-Insurgency – Julian Go

The militarization of the police is not new. It reaches back to the very founding of modern policing. This presentation explores some of this history, from the nineteenth century through the twentieth century, in both the US and the UK, and shows their intimate connections to empire. It argues that police militarization has involved the […]

Tameka Samuels-Jones

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Criminology & Law 2018-2019 Rothman Doctoral Fellow   Tameka Samuels-Jones addressed questions about conflicting state regulations and indigenous cultural beliefs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica in her talk. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 the site is still threatened by illegal deforestation, water pollution, and poaching. […]

Tameka Samuels-Jones, Department of Sociology and Crimonology & Law

“Regulatory Law and Local Stakeholder influences on Green Crime in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica.” Rothman Doctoral Fellow   Tameka Samuels-Jones addressed questions about conflicting state regulations and indigenous cultural beliefs in the Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica in her talk. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 the site is still threatened […]