From Child-Saving to Citizen-Making: Protection & Punishment in an Unequal City

Thursday, April 25, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM (ET)
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Distinguished Visitors Program

Distinguished Visitor Carla Shedd, associate professor of urban education and sociology, CUNY

This talk will cover research on the extent to which both formative and reformative social institutions (e.g., schools and juvenile justice courts) shape the perceptions, experiences, and outcomes of urban adolescents. Dr. Shedd will present a lecture and then facilitate a rich discussion covering: adolescent perceptions of opportunity and inequality, racial/ethnic inclusion and diversity, boundary crossing, school disciplinary practices, juvenile court processes, and much more. 

Carla Shedd is Associate Professor of Sociology & Urban Education at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) whose research and teaching focus on: education; criminalization and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law; social inequality; and urban policy. Shedd’s award-winning first book, Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice, examines the symbiosis between public school systems and the criminal justice system, specifically highlighting the racially stratified social and physical terrain youth traverse between home and school in Chicago. Shedd’s second book project, When Protection and Punishment Collide: America’s Juvenile Court System and the Carceral Continuum, draws on her one-of-a-kind empirical data to interrogate the deftly intertwined contexts of NYC schools, neighborhoods, and juvenile justice courts, in this dynamic moment of NYC public policy shifts (e.g., school segregation, “Raise the Age,” and “Close Rikers.”). 

Tea at 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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