Jeffries, Judson L. 1965–

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Jeffries, Judson L. 1965–

PERSONAL: Born August 25, 1965, in New York, NY; son of J. L. (a steel mill worker) and Sylvia E. (a factory worker) Jeffries. Ethnicity: "African American." Education: Old Dominion University, B.A., 1988; State University of New York at Binghamton, M.P.P., 1990; University of Southern California, Ph.D. (political science), 1997.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Political Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1363.

CAREER: Indiana University, Bloomington, visiting professor, 1997; Georgia State University, Atlanta, postdoctoral work, 1997–98; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, assistant professor, 1998–2002, associate professor of political science, 2002–.


Virginia's Native Son, Purdue University Press (West Lafayette, IN), 2000.

Huey P. Newton: The Radical Theorist, University Press of Mississippi (Jackson, MI), 2002.

(With Harlan Hahn) Urban America and Its Police: From the Postcolonial Era through the Turbulent 1960s, University Press of Colorado (Boulder, CO), 2003.

Contributor to scholarly journals.

SIDELIGHTS: Judson L. Jeffries told CA: "As Steve Biko once said, 'I write what I like.' Carter G. Woodson, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, and others have influenced my work. When writing a book or scholarly article, I write a little bit each day. I relentlessly pursue the writing until it is completed. My research subjects appear in my dreams. Everything I have written has appeared in my dreams."