UMass Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Crime and Justice Studies Tryon Woods will examine some of the recent headline-grabbing cases of police violence November 30, at 4 p.m., at UMass Dartmouth’s Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Foundation Grand Reading Room. Professor Woods will discuss the narratives informing the general public's opinions on the recent attention police brutality is receiving and how, based on his own research, society is barely scratching the surface of the reality.
Dr. Woods completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California at Irvine in 2007. He then taught at Sonoma State University and Long Beach State University in California. He has also taught inmates at San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area, and over the years has worked with community-based organizations in Oakland, Seattle, and New York City on police accountability, supportive housing for drug users, youth peer education, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
He joined the faculty of UMass Dartmouth in 2010, where he is Assistant Professor of Crime and Justice Studies, as well as a faculty affiliate in the Black Studies program and the Women's and Gender Studies program. Since arriving at UMass Dartmouth, he has published eight peer reviewed journal articles on topics spanning the humanities, social sciences, and law.
ARNIE (Art. Research. Nexus. Innovation. Education) Talks, modeled after the TED Talks, present short, thought provoking and engaging talks across the colleges at UMass Dartmouth. ARNIE Talks provide graduate students and faculty the opportunity to discuss research and programs, while honoring excellent scholarship on campus and fostering community and culture at the university.