Welcome to the second episode of our little University of Toronto mini-series! As we ramp up for the ASA annual meeting this weekend in Philadelphia, Derek chats with Dr. Jooyoung Lee (PhD UCLA), Associate Professor in the Deparment of Sociology at the University of Toronto and faculty member at the Centre for the Study of the United States in the Munk School of Global Affairs. In this episode, we discuss Jooyoung's award-winning book Blowin' Up: Rap Dreams in South Central (University of Chicago Press), his current projects, academic twitter, gun control and mass shootings, and strategies for teaching ethnography in the classroom!
He researches and writes about gun violence, health disparities, Hip Hop, and true crime. He is currently writing a new book, Ricochet: Gun Violence and Trauma in Killadelphia (under contract with University of Chicago Press). In addition to his academic work, Jooyoung is also a fantastic public speaker who frequently appears on TV as a news commentator and an award-winning teacher. His work is featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, VICE, Maclean's, and other notable media outlets. You can find Jooyoung on Twitter!