Ballet of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy

Speaker
Forrest Sruart
Date
Wed February 17th 2021, 4:00 - 5:20pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Communication, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Program, Center for African Studies, Center for Innovation in Global Health, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for South Asia, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Bioengineering, African & African American Studies, Program in Human Biology, Science, Technology and Society, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Department of Anthropology
Location
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.
Admission Information
Ballet of the Bullet: Gangs, Drill Music, and the Power of Online Infamy

Forrest Stuart is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the director of the Stanford Ethnography Lab. his Ph.D. in Sociology is from UCLA (2012), M.A. in Sociology from UCLA (2008), M.S. in Justice, Law & Society from American University (2006), and B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2004).

As an urban ethnographer, he uses fieldwork, archival, and other qualitative methods to investigate the causes, contours, and consequences of urban poverty. In the spirit of the Chicago School of Sociology, he pays close attention to the ways that individuals and communities make sense of their social worlds. This agenda has led to number of original research projects, community organizing efforts, and intervention programs. He makes efforts to embrace the ideals of public sociology, which enlists community members as valuable co-producers of knowledge.

His research has been published in Social Problems, Urban Studies, Law and Society Review, Law and Social Inquiry, Theoretical Criminology, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Souls, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and a number of other venues. He has also written long form articles on his research for Mother Jones, Wired, Chicago Magazine, and other popular press outlets.