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Name:  Laurence Ralph  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

Ralph earned his Ph.D. (2010) and Masters of Arts degrees (2006) in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laurence Ralph is a professor of anthropology at Princeton University. He is the author of a number of journal articles as well as the award-winning book Renegade Dreams: Living with Injury in Gangland Chicago, published by the University of Chicago Press. Laurence writes on a variety of topics, some of which include: police violence, gangs, disability, medicine, gender, race, popular culture and hip hop.

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