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April 5, 2012

Inequities in court-imposed fines and fees is subject of April 19 lecture

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Alexes Harris

Alexes Harris

The lecture will be Thursday, April 19. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220, followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Kane Hall, room 110.

The event will be held in conjunction with Husky Fest.

Harris lecture will focus on her research investigating the use of monetary sanctions or legal financial obligations as part of criminal sentences in the United States. She is currently developing a book manuscript on the topic.

Harris was recently recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the magazines top “Under 40” scholars. In 2009, she was featured as one of Viewpoints Magazines top 40 emerging leaders from diverse communities under the age of 40.

The Kelly lectures, inaugurated in 2005, are named in honor of the UWs first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs, and dedicated to acknowledging the work of distinguished faculty by spotlighting nationally recognized research focusing on diversity and social justice.

The lecture is free and open to the public but registration is suggested; contact cpromad@uw.edu or call 206-685-9594 by April 12.