Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis

Megan Ming Francis

On Tuesday, February 23rd, the Racial Justice Committee of the Political Science Department of Rockefeller College will host Megan Ming Francis for a talk entitled, “Protests for a Soul of a Nation.” All are welcome to participate. Zoom links will be sent to registrants only — click here to register.

Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.

Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis

7:00 p.m. — Welcome and Introduction by Timothy Weaver, Associate Professor, Political Science
7:05 p.m. — Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis
7:50 p.m. — Open Q&A Session

About Megan Ming Francis:
Megan Ming Francis is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington. During the 2020-21 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and a Racial Justice Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School. Formerly, she was a research fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP-LDF. Francis specializes in the study of American politics, with broad interests in constitutional law, Black political activism, critical philanthropy, and the post-civil war South. She is the author of the award-winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, and recently led her students in the development of a widely listened to podcast “Philanthropy and Social Movements.”

Her research and commentary have been featured on ABC, MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, LA Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, and she has conducted a TED talk with over two million views.

Francis is a proud alumnus of Seattle Public Schools, Rice University in Houston, and Princeton University where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics.

Click here to watch Megan’s TEDx talk — “Let's get to the root of racial injustice.”