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Five Years Later: Two Sociohistorical Analyses from The Race and Policing Project

The Race and Policing Project has taken on a particular urgency after a decade of unrest. I wanted to talk about the ways TRPP is using the energy of protest to enhance peer-reviewable research. The fuel for TRPP has primarily been students. They have a hunger to make sense of the issues immediately as they do not square with the ethos of justice and equality that they are sold.  I think that many times people think that protest, politics, and peer-review are too distinct to be intertwined so tightly. However, our lived realities would beg fervently to differ. We need both to enhance both (not each other, but as-one).  Below are two examples I have lent to students to demonstrate how protest, politics, and peer-review really do go hand and hand. The ecological projects were driven by trying to provide a pithy summary to my undergraduate researchers in Sociology. I started with what, even I thought was a juxtaposition, but in the end through the social historian methods was not so