New York Times reporter and videographer Yamiche Alcindor, UW–Madison’s Spring 2017 Public Affairs Writer in Residence, will participate in a panel discussion on criminal justice Tuesday, February 21 at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.
Professor of Sociology Mike Massoglia and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm will join Alcindor on the panel – Rethinking Criminal Justice: Incarceration & Race. La Follette School of Public Affairs Director Don Moynihan will moderate the discussion, which begins at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public. UW-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty is cosponsoring the panel discussion.
Alcindor, who also is a contributor to MSNBC, focuses on social issues affecting national political discourse and covered the 2016 presidential election. She has a master’s degree in broadcast news and documentary from New York University and previously worked for USA TODAY and Newsday.
In 2013, Alcindor received the Emerging Journalist of the Year Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Massoglia’s work focuses on the social consequences of the expansion of the penal system, the relationship between the use of legal controls and a demographic change in the United States, and patterns and consequences of criminal behavior over the life course. A La Follette School faculty affiliate, Massoglia teaches classes on criminology, delinquency, and deviance, and he is director of the Center for Law, Society & Justice at UW–Madison.
Chisholm has served as Milwaukee County’s district attorney since 2006. Previously, he was a Milwaukee County assistant district attorney for 12 years, supervising the firearms enforcement unit for most of that time. A native of Milwaukee, Chisholm received his law degree from UW–Madison in 1994.
As writer in residence from February 20 to 23, Alcindor will speak with students in classes at UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also will meet with small groups of students to discuss topics of mutual interest.