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The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The Department of Public Administration is pleased to present to you its fall 2018 semester speaker Dr. Jennifer Carlson, who will discuss her book “Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline” on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

This FREE event will consist of two parts: a lunch & learn and later an evening panel followed by an engaging round table discussion about gun culture and the perception of guns in regards to race and gender. The evening event is free and open to the community.

Dr. Jennifer Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Carlson’s work examines gun politics, policing and public law enforcement, the politics of race and gender, and violence. She is fascinated by how societies distinguish and regulate legitimate force versus criminal violence. Her book on the politics of gun carry, “Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline,” was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. Drawing on in-depth interviews and participant observation at firearms classes, activist events, shooting ranges, and online gun forums, the book examines the growing popularity of gun carry among American men. Her current project examines gun law enforcement in Arizona, California and Michigan through interviews with police chiefs and observation of gun licensing procedures. In addition to her academic work, she has written for popular audiences in venues such as the Detroit News, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.


November 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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UTSA College of Public Policy


UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Room Theater
501 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78207 United States
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