IUP Criminology Graduate Selected for 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Posted on 3/30/2016 8:58:18 AM

Shaun Gabbidon, a graduate of IUP’s criminology doctoral program, has been selected by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice to deliver the 2016 Distinguished Lecture.

Gabbidon will speak on April 12, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building. His presentation is “Shopping While Black: Understanding and Combating Racial Profiling in Retail Settings.” The lecture is free and open to the community.

Gabbidon received his PhD in criminology from IUP 1996. He is the Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. 

Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and 11 books.

His most recent books include Race and Crime (third edition; 2012, SAGE) and the co-authored book A Theory of African American Offending (2011; Routledge).

Gabbidon is the founding editor and current editor of the journal Race and Justice: An International Journal.

He has received a number of awards, most recently the 2009 W.E.B. Du Bois Award from the Western Society of Criminology and the 2011 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Department of Criminology