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Excited Delirium
Mon, Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

“An unflinching tour de force, 'Excited Delirium' casts a stark light on the shadows where racism, medicine and systemic injustice meet. With meticulous research and exquisite prose, leading anthropologist Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús challenges readers to confront uncomfortable truths and the ways science is manipulated to advance narratives of…

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Laurence Ralph named William D. Zabel ’58 Professorship of Human Rights
July 16, 2024

It is our great pleasure to announce that Professor Laurence Ralph has been named the William D. Zabel ’58 Professorship of Human Rights. This Professorship was recently established in recognition of William D. Zabel lifetime…

Laurence Ralph’s Sito reviewed in the New York Review of Books
May 30, 2024

“The anthropologist Laurence Ralph has long written about the search for meaning in lives beset by conflict and crisis. In Sito, his new book about the murder of a nineteen-year-old relative, one of the seekers turns out to be Ralph himself.”

CTP Co-Director Beliso-De Jesús Interviewed on Amanpour. on CNN and PBS
May 22, 2024

CTP co-director Aisha Beliso-De Jesús was featured on Amanpour., aired May 22, 2024, on CNN and PBS. 
In the interview, she discusses “excited delirium,” analyzed in her forthcoming book…

CTP Co-Director Awarded Magic Grant for Innovation
May 8, 2024

CTP Co-Director, Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, has been awarded the Magic Grant for Innovation from the Humanities Council for her project “Excited Delirium: The…

Professor Laurence Ralph Explores Violence and the American Justice System Through a More Personal Lens in New Book
April 23, 2024

Princeton Alumni Weekly features Laurence Ralph and his new book Sito: An American Teenager and the City That Failed Him.

“The New Brownies' Book,” featuring an essay by Laurence Ralph, wins NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Nonfiction
April 1, 2024

The New Brownies' Book, featuring an essay “Time Capsules” by Laurence Ralph, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Nonfiction.

“Inspired by the groundbreaking work of W. E. B. Du Bois, this beautiful collection brings together an outstanding roster of Black creative voices to honor, celebrate, and foster Black…

KQED interview: Laurence Ralph on 'Sito'
March 14, 2024

Listen to Laurence Ralph discuss Sito in radio program Forum from KQED-FM (NPR).

Finding Humanity in Our Criminal Justice System
March 6, 2024

Laurence Ralph discusses his book, SITO: An American teenager and the City that Failed Him, in an essay in Time Magazine.

Laurence Ralph’s New Book, Sito: An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him
Feb. 15, 2024

Laurence Ralph’s new book, Sito: An American Teenager and the City that Failed Him (Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group), a deeply personal story of violence,…

Reflecting in Hiroshima, Japan on the anniversary of the bombing on August 6
Aug. 4, 2023

As part of the multi-year Princeton–University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Project, “Policing, Public Space, and Democracy,” faculty members from the Center for Transnational Policing, Princeton Urban Imagination Center, and the Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University (Laurence Ralph, Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, and…