Katheryn Russell-Brown

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611





Ph.D., University of Maryland J.D., University of California - Hastings B.A., University of California - Berkeley

Teaching and Scholarship

Race and Crime, Sociology of Law, Criminal Law

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2003 as Professor and Director, Center for Study of Race and Race Relations.
  • University of Maryland: Criminology and Criminal Justice Department: Associate Professor (1998 - 2003), Director of Undergraduate Studies (1998-2002), Assistant Professor (1992-98).
  • Previous Academic Experience: American University School of Law, Visiting Associate Professor (1997); City University of New York (CUNY) Law School, Visiting Associate Professor (1994); Howard University, Instructor (1991); Alabama State University, Assistant Professor (1987-89).
Books THE COLOR OF CRIME: RACIAL HOAXES, WHITE FEAR, BLACK PROTECTIONISM, POLICE HARASSMENT, AND OTHER MACROAGGRESSIONS, 2nd Edition (New York University Press, 2008) PROTECTING OUR OWN: RACE, CRIME AND AFRICAN AMERICANS (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) UNDERGROUND CODES: RACE, CRIME, AND RELATED FIRES (New York University Press, 2004) PETIT APARTHEID IN THE U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: THE DARK FIGURE OF RACISM (edited with Dragon Milovanovic) (Carolina Academic Press, 2001) RACE AND CRIME: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (co-authored) (Greenwood Press, 2000) THE COLOR OF CRIME: RACIAL HOAXES, WHITE FEAR, BLACK PROTECTIONISM, POLICE HARASSMENT AND OTHER MACROAGGRESSIONS (New York University Press, 1998) Representative Law Review Articles Guest Editor, Journal of Criminology & Public Policy, Special issue on Race and Policing, Vol. 6(1):1-181 (2007) “While Visions of Deviance Danced in Their Heads,” in After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina (David Troutt, ed.) The New Press (2006) Black Protectionism as a Civil Rights Strategy 53 Buffalo Law Review 1 (2005) Racial Profiling: A Status Report of the Legal, Legislative and Empirical Literature, 3 Rutgers Race & the Law Review 61 (2001) Driving While Black: Corollary Phenomena and Collateral Consequences 40 Boston College Law Review 717 (1999)