Rashawn Ray

Rashawn Ray, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, is professor of sociology and executive director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also one of the co-editors of Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public. Formerly, Ray was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. His research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality with a particular focus on police-civilian relations and men’s treatment of women. Recently, Ray published the book How Families Matter: Simply Complicated Intersections of Race, Gender, and Work (with Pamela Braboy Jackson) and another edition of Race and Ethnic Relations in the 21st Century: History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy.

The Road to Police Reform Runs Through Their Insurers

Rashawn Ray’s research suggests that political stalemates over law enforcement accountability could be resolved by shifting civilian payouts for police misconduct away from taxpayer money to police department liability insurance policies.

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