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Keesha Middlemass

Associate Professor, Political Science- Trinity Univeristy


Keesha Middlemass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science where she teaches courses in American Politics, Public Policy and Urban Politics. As a teacher, she values the influence she has on her students, and hopes to serve as a role model in preparing them to engage in critical thinking analysis, assemble and integrate massive amounts of diverse data, and gain insight about politics and policies that will serve them beyond Trinity University and throughout their lives. Middlemass’ research examines issues at the intersection of race, institutions and public policy. Her scholarship is published in Aggressive Behavior, Criminal Justice & Behavior and Social Science Quarterly. Her co-edited book, with the late Professor Manning Marable, Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives, explores the systemic crisis of mass imprisonment and mass disenfranchisement. Middlemass’ single authored book manuscript is under contract with New York University Press; utilizing an ethnographic research model, she links public policies, community factors and individual experiences to demonstrate how a felony conviction is socially disabling. Middlemass is a former Andrew Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow on Race, Crime and Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City and a former American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow.