Three OSU faculty, Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law; Sharon Davies, professor of law; and Hasan Jeffries, associate professor of history, have written nationally-acclaimed books while sponsored by the Kirwan Institute.


The New Jim CrowThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law with a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute

Author Interviews:
Bill Moyers Journal – Apr. 2, 2010
Tavis Smiley show – Mar. 19, 2010
Democracy Now! – Mar. 11, 2010 (Part IPart II)
C-Span – Feb. 20, 2010


Rising RoadRising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America
by Sharon Davies, professor of law

(Review by History News Networkauthor interview on Writers Talk)





Bloody LowndesBloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt

By Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of History with a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute






Twenty-First century Color LinesTwenty-First Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America, Temple University Press

Co-edited by Andrew Grant-Thomas, deputy director of the Kirwan Institute and Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles

An author interview of Andrew Grant-Thomas





Darfur: Domesticating ColonialityDarfur: Domesticating Coloniality: The Failure of the Nation-State Model in Post-Colonial Sudan (VDM Verlag Dr. Muller: Dec. 12, 2008).

By Elsadig Elsheikh, research associate for the Kirwan Institute’s international program