Colgate University political science professor and scholar Dr. Nina M. Moore, whose research focuses on racial inequality, public policy and governance processes speaks as part of SUNY Oswego's I Am Oz Diversity Speakers Series.

Moore's book The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice states that racial profiling and the over-criminalization of blacks are the making of the public and policymakers, more so than police officers and prosecutors. The research for this book is the focus of Moore's discussion.

Published by Cambridge University Press, it has received scholarly praise from across the disciplines: The Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books journal asserts that it "may well be the best book thus far written on race, politics, and crime in America."

One of Moore's previously published books, Governing Race: Policy, Process and the Politics of Race, is the only multi-decade study of civil rights policymaking and procedures in the U.S. Senate.

Moore, who earned her doctorate at University of Chicago, previously held teaching positions at DePaul University, University of Minnesota and Loyal University of Chicago. The Princeton Review recently named her one of the best 300 professors in the United States.

Formerly a member of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Moore has served on a state advisory commission on underage alcohol consumption and substance abuse.

Moore will hold a book signing and sale after her talk.

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