Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Yale, and professor of law at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale faculty, Hinton was a professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard. A Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation Fellow, Hinton completed her Ph.D. in United States history at Columbia University in 2013.
Professor Hinton will discuss the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that transformed domestic social policies and laid the groundwork for the expansion of the U.S. prison system.
This event is part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, which will focus on “The History of Anti-Black Racism in America” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public are all welcome.
Attention on-campus students!
Stop by the Mead to study or destress from studying with artmaking. We'll have clipboards, coloring sheets, pencils, and crayons in the museum for you to use to get creative. We'll also have temporary tattoos and postcards for you to take with you when you go.
The Mead is open until 9:30 pm on school nights, so be sure to stop by before the semester ends!
The Mead is only open for on-campus students, faculty, and staff at this time.
Please remember to wear your Amherst College ID in order to enter the museum. All visitors are required to wear masks and keep six feet apart from others inside the museum. The Mead has a limited capacity to ensure physical distancing. We cannot permit guests or visitors who do not have an Amherst College ID to enter the Mead at this time.
We hope to welcome our friends, neighbors, and out-of-town visitors back to the Mead after the COVID-19 crisis.