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Jamie G Longazel

Jamie G Longazel

Assistant Professor; Research Fellow, Human Rights Center


Email: Jamie G Longazel

Phone: 937-229-1232

Longazel's expertise is in immigration law and politics, crime and inequality, and race relations. His recent publications have focused on sub-national immigration politics – in particular, Hazleton, Pennsylvania's passage of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CNBC, Reuters, The Associated Press, Fiscal Times, Wisconsin Public Radio, The Columbus Dispatch, The Hill and the Christian Science Monitor.

Leslie H. Picca

Leslie H. Picca

Associate Professor; Chair of Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; Interim Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program


Email: Leslie H. Picca

Phone: 937-229-3139

Picca's areas of expertise are race and ethnicities, white privilege, sociology of sexualities. She is a co-author of Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: The Associated Press, Inside Higher Ed, CNN, WLW-AM (Cincinnati), Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News.

Ruth Thompson-Miller

Ruth Thompson-Miller

Assistant Professor


Email: Ruth Thompson-Miller

Phone: 937-229-2083

An author of "Jim Crow's Legacy" and contributor to the documentary "You Belong to Me," which describes the sexual assault, trial and incarceration of Ruby McCollum, an African American woman convicted of murdering a wealthy Southern white doctor in 1952. The following media outlets also have interviewed or quoted her: WDTN-TV (Dayton), Dayton Daily News, Atlanta Blackstar.