Soon after the killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, several scholars formed the Ferguson Research-Action Collaborative. The aims of the project are twofold: To study protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, and thus to contribute to the struggle for racial justice in the US.
Victor M. Rios
Victor M. Rios teaches at UC Santa Barbara, and conducts research on the criminalization of Black and Latino populations. His book "Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys" analyzes how juvenile crime policies and criminalization affect the everyday lives of urban youth.