State Sanctioned

A clearinghouse for information, analysis, and resources related to state sanctioned violence in the United States

About

State Sanctioned is dedicated to documenting and analyzing state sanctioned violence in the United States, particularly systemic violence that has targeted people of color, workers, women, sexual minorities, and other marginalized populations.  The site grew out of research I completed as a doctoral student in the University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture.  In light of recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and elsewhere around the U.S., content will initially focus on lynching, race riots, and police brutality.  As the site grows, more sections will be added.

 
 

Donate Button with Credit CardsState Sanctioned is a volunteer-run, independent project. Readers’ support is crucial to the site’s maintenance. Your donations go toward: domain registration; payments to independent artists who provide graphics; and digital subscription fees (e.g., to The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, etc..)  Thank you for your support!

 

About the Creator

My name is Jesse Carr, and I have a B.A. in Comparative American Studies (Oberlin College ’04), and a PhD in American Culture (University of Michigan, Fall ’15). My research focuses on modern U.S. history, ethnic and gender studies, and studies of trauma and violence.  I am particularly interested in patterns of systemic violence in the U.S., the causes and effects of mass violence, and the role such violence plays in reproducing inequality.

To learn more about my research and teaching interests, check out my page on academia.edu.

A brief article based on my research was published in the Journal of Settler-Colonial Studies in May, 2015.

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