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Gabbidon headlines October doctoral lecture

The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8 and feature Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg.
The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8 and feature Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg.

September 15, 2020

The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8 and feature Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg.

The lecture series gives doctoral students the opportunity to learn from and engage with leading scholars in a variety of fields related to public policy. Four speakers will participate during the 2020-21 academic year, two in each semester. The lecture series is geared to graduate students, faculty and alumni of our Ph.D. program, and it is open to public.

Gabbidon’s talk will be entitled “Perceptions of criminality and victimization among Pennsylvanians: Exploring whether racial/ethnic minorities get a fair shake.” The lecture will take place virtually via Zoom from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications including more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 13 books. His most recent books include the co-authored book, Shopping While Black: Consumer Racial Profiling in America (2020; Routledge), Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime (5th edition; 2020, Routledge), the co-authored text Race and Crime (5th edition; 2019, SAGE) and the co-edited book, Building a Black Criminology: Race, Theory, and Crime (2019, Routledge).

In addition, Gabbidon is the recipient of numerous awards, in 2019, Dr. Gabbidon was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences(ACJS). In addition, he was the recipient of the 2015 Julius Debro Award for outstanding service, and the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award, both from the Division on People of Color and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.

For more information, contact Dr. Harper-Anderson at elharperande@vcu.edu.