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Lisa Cacho

Lisa Cacho is Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and will be joining the American Studies Department at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville this fall. She is the author of Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected (NYU press, 2012), which won the John Hope Franklin book prize in 2013 for best book in American Studies.


We must reject the current legal regime under which resisting arrest is so widely accepted as a justification for police brutality and officer shootings.

Lisa Cacho Jodi Melamed