Book talks

Book talks

Every year the Office for the Advancement of Research sponsors several book talks by our various faculty members as well as external authors. The book talks draw in students, faculty, and staff of John Jay as well as members of the community.

Upcoming Book Talks

Monica Varsanyi, Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College and Doris Marie Provine, Professor Emerita of Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, will be holding a book talk on October 30th from 4:15-5:45pm in Lecture Hall L.63 to discuss Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines.

John Pfaff, Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, will be holding a book talk on November 7th from 4:30-5:45pm in the Main Lecture Hall (Room L63NB) to discuss Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform.


Previous Book Talks:

Michelle Holder, Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay, will be holding a book talk on April 5 from 3-4:15pm in the Moot Courtroom to discuss African American Men and the Labor Market during the Great Recession.

Ben Bierman, Associate Professor of Music at John Jay, will be holding a book talk on April 20 from 3-4:30pm in the Moot Courtroom to discuss Listening to Jazz

On March 6, 2017, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women's Studies, held a book talk to discuss, Eleanor Roosevelt III: The War Years and After

On November 15, 2016, Nathan Lents, Professor of Sciences, held a book talk to discuss, Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

On October 13, 2016, Baz Dreisinger, Professor of English and Founder/Academic Director of the Prison to College Pipeline discussed her book Incarceration Nations

On March 29, 2016, Arthur Browne, Editorial Page Editor for the NY Daily News, gave a book talk on, One Righteous Man: Samuel Battle and the Shattering of the Color Line in New York. 

On March 8, 2016, Professor Emerita Diana Gordon gave a book talk on, Village of Immigrants: Latinos in an Emerging America

On February 24, 2016, Joe Domanick, associate director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, gave a book talk on, Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing.

On October 13, 2015, Professor Lucia Trimbur gave a talk on her book, Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym.

On October 27, 2015, Professor Jessica Gordon Nembhard gave a talk on her book, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.

On November 5, 2015, Washington Post criminal justice blogger Radley Balko gave a talk on his book, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces.

Stay tuned for the recording of these events!