Kirstine S. Taylor, Postdoctoral Lecturer in Political Science and WISIR Postdoctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Washington, will deliver her Postdoctoral Prize Lecture on Wednesday, May 18 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room in Allen Library (Room 485). The title of her lecture is “The Alchemy of Racial Innocence.”

Taylor is at work on a book entitled The Alchemy of Racial Innocence: From the Postwar South to Post-Racial America. Her article “Untimely Subjects: White Trash and the Making of Racial Innocence in the Postwar South,” appeared in American Quarterly in March 2015. A second article, “Covering Legal Mobilization: A Bottom-Up Analysis of Wards Cove v. Antonio” (co-authored with Michael McCann and George Lovell) appeared in Law & Social Inquiry in Summer 2015. In August 2016, she will begin a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University. She will also be affiliated with OU’s Center for Law, Justice, and Culture.