Naomi Murakawa

Cohort 13 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Dr. Murakawa received her PhD in Economics from Yale University, her MSc in Social Policy from London School of Economics and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women Studies from Columbia University. Dr. Murakawa studies the reproduction of racial inequality in 20th and 21st century American politics, with specialization in crime policy and the carceral state. She is the author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America (Oxford University Press, 2014), and her work has appeared in Law & Society Review, Theoretical Criminology, Du Bois Review, and several edited volumes. She has received a fellowship from Columbia Law School’s Center for the Study of Law and Culture.

Discipline: Political Science