Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice


The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice was established in 2009 by San José State University's Deparment of Justice Studies to honor the memory of Dr. Ann Lucas (1962 —2009). Before joining the Department of Justice Studies in 2000, Dr. Ann Lucas earned her J.D. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Her internationally recognized research focused on issues of gender inequality, domestic violence, prostitution, and drugs.

annA distinguished scholar, experienced teacher, inspiring mentor, and dedicated friend, Ann Lucas gave an invaluable contribution to the growth of the Department of Justice Studies as a vibrant and diverse academic community, and served as department’s chair during the academic year 2008/2009. Ann passed away on October 22, 2009 after a brief battle with cancer. 

The Ann Lucas Lecture Series consists of four annual symposia (two in the Fall and two in the Spring of each academic year) featuring internationally renowned scholars whose recent books offer outstanding contributions to the advancement of critical perspectives in the fields of law, social theory, and the humanities. In keeping with Ann’s dedication to engaged scholarship and open intellectual debate, the symposia are organized as dialogues between authors and their critics. All the symposia are held at San José State University and are open to students, faculty, and the broader community.

 

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Fall 2019: The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice Proudly Presents . . .


 

"1948: Creation & Catastrophe — A Documentary About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
DIAZ COMPEAN STUDENT UNION ROOMS 4A

 

Ann Lucas Lecture Series Fall 2019


Fall 2018: The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice  Proudly Presents . . .


 

"We Will not be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics"
(2017) Eds.  William I. Robinson and Maryam S. Griffin; 

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
DIAZ COMPEAN STUDENT UNION ROOMS 1A & 1B

 

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Fall 2016: The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice  Proudly Presents . . .


 

Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkianbook Dr. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Wednesday, Novemeber 9, 2016
4:30 pm — 6:30 pm

Flames Eatery
88S 4th Street, 
suite#150
San Jose, CA 95112

Attend the event to discuss her latest book,
Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear.

 


Fall 2015: The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice  Proudly Presents . . .


 D. Watkins
D. Watkins
December 2, 2015
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Science Building Room 142

Attend the event to discuss his latest book,
The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.

 

The country’s urban war zone is brought powerfully to life by a rising young literary talent, D. Watkins. The author fought his way up on the east side (the “beast side”) of Baltimore, Maryland or “Bodymore, Murderland,” as his friends call it, surviving murderous business rivals in the drug trade and equally predatory lawmen. Throughout it all, he pursued his education, earning a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, while staying rooted in his community.

When black residents of Baltimore finally decided they had had enough; after the brutal killing of twenty-five-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody, Watkins was on the streets when the city erupted. He writes about his bleeding hometown with the razor-sharp insights of someone who bleeds along with it. Here are true dispatches from the other side of America.