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Elizabeth Hinton

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Elizabeth Hinton is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the departments of History and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of the award-winning book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press), which was named one of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2016. Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the history of criminalization and mass incarceration, Hinton’s research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation. Her op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Review, the Nation, and Time.

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