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Tera Agyepong

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Joint appointment

Associate Professor of Legal History and African American History at DePaul University

Education

J.D./Ph.D., Northwestern University School of Law, Department of African American Studies;B.A. from Stanford University.

Bio

Tera Agyepong is an Associate Professor of Legal History and African American History at DePaul University. In addition to being awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ first endowed professorship in 2016, she founded and directs a new program in legal history. She received a JD/PhD from Northwestern University School of Law and the Department of African American Studies…

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Research focus

Intersection of race, gender, history, and the law. Research addresses how historical processes of constructing race and gender have shaped the evolution of criminal and juvenile justice laws.


Projects

Gender, the Legal Regulation of Race, and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice

The study, which focuses on the twentieth-century emergence of women’s courts and carceral institutions for girls, will elucidate the ways in which gender has shaped racialized processes of…

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Publications

“Race, the Construction of Dangerous Sexualities, and Juvenile Justice,” in The Intimate State: Sex, Gender, and Governance in Modern America, ed. Margot Canaday, Robert Self, and Nancy Cott
Cover of The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System, 1899–1945 The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago’s Juvenile Justice System, 1899–1945
“In the Belly of the Beast: Black Policemen Combat Police Brutality in Chicago, 1968-1983”

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