4 Experts Available for Timely Analysis on Buffalo Mass Shooting

Communications Associate

For reporters covering this weekend's horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, the following experts are available to provide commentary, context, and analysis on the issues at the heart of this shooting, including anti-Black racism, the "great replacement theory", media coverage, and other historical and social contexts. 

Vanderbilt University

Bjork-James has over ten years of experience researching both the US based Religious Right and the white nationalist movements. She is recognized as a leading expert in the contemporary white nationalist movement, including the Great Replacement Theory. She is a senior fellow with the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right.

Tulane University

Boyles centers “community” as a race scholar and social justice feminist. Her scholarship covers a broad range of topics including but not limited to: race, Black feminism, and the intersection of race, gender, and class discrimination; neighborhood disadvantage and interactions; Black citizen-police conflict; crime and disorder; racial-spatial politics; Black social ties, collective action, and more. She is the award-winning author of You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America

University of Arizona

Cabrera's research focuses on the racial dynamics on college campuses with a primary focus on the influence of Whiteness. Overarching themes in Cabrera's writing include critically analyzing racial privilege and the racial politics of contemporary ethnic studies.

University of California, Los Angeles

Overarching themes in Roychoudhury's writings include communal histories of police violence, policing as a site of racial formation, and mass media representations of race and racial minorities. Roychoudhury will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship position with the New York University Prison Education Program beginning September 2022.