Katheryn Russell-Brown is the Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law and Director of the Race and Crime Center for Justice at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. Prior to joining UF in 2003, she taught Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at the University of Maryland. She teaches, researches, and writes on issues of race, crime, and the sociology of law. Her books include The Color of Crime, 3rd ed. (2021), Criminal Law (2015) co-authored by Angela J. Davis, Protecting Our Own: Race, Crime and African Americans (2006), and Underground Codes: Race, Crime, and Related Fires (2004). Her children’s books include Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (2014) and She Was the First: The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm (2020).