Professor Hartung Joins BU's Center for Antiracist Research Affiliates Program


04.02.21 — Professor Stephanie Hartung has been appointed to the affiliate program at Boston UniverStephanie Hartungsity's Center for Antiracist Research. Launched in 2020, this interdisciplinary network of faculty and graduate students from Boston University (BU) and colleges and universities around New England bring their expertise and unique disciplinary perspectives towards the goal of investigating and dismantling racism at multiple levels, from the structural to the interpersonal. The Center for Antiracist Research is working to effect real change upon the lingering problem of racial inequity and injustice, through four pillars of work: Research, Policy, Narrative, and Advocacy. As a faculty affiliate, Professor Hartung will be plugged into each of these pillars. 

“I relish the opportunity to work in solidarity with Ibram X. Kendi and the other affiliates of BU’s pioneering Center for Antiracist Research to address structural racism on a local, stateand national level,” said Professor Hartung, who teaches in Northeastern Law’s first-year Legal Skills in Social Context program. “The Center’s focus directly aligns with my work on Northeastern’s interdisciplinary Cradle to Prison Pipeline project.”

Professor Hartung has written extensively in the area of state and federal criminal procedure and wrongful convictions, specifically focusing on procedural bars to post-conviction innocence claims. She recently proposed a federal post-conviction innocence track to address the issue. Additionally, her scholarship focuses on the intersection of legal writing and social justice. She currently serves as the Resident Fellow for the Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration (CPIAC) at the law school, where she is involved in the Cradle-to-Prison (C2P) Pipeline research project, designed to help address and combat mass incarceration. She is the principle investigator for the C2P Tier 1 grant and is overseeing an expansive prison survey component of the project.  Professor Hartung is also the faculty advisor for several student organizations, including the Criminal Law Project, the Mental Health Alliance, and the Women’s Law Caucus. She currently serves on the board of the Journal of Legal Education and the Wrongful Conviction Law Review. She is a member of the board of trustees of the New England Innocence Project and the 2015 recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award from the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty. 

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