SHSS Alum Publishes Book, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free


Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D., graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Analyses and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), has published a book entitled, Crimes Against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process Heal Racial Conflict in America? The book explores racism in America and offers suggestions for rectifying existing issues and preventing future abuses. Four of the contributors are also DCAR graduates.  Tony Gaskew, Ph.D., and Toran Hansen, Ph.D.,  each wrote a chapter. DCAR graduates Bini Litwin, Ph.D., and Barbara Timmons Strahl, Ph.D. co-authored a chapter. The book will be released this month by Praeger.

Scott is a Professor of Communication at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Previously she was a member of the faculty at Clark Atlanta University. Scott’s interests include research, writing, and presentations on topics related to dispiriting violence, relationship-building, resilience studies, domestic violence, school violence, trauma management, and identity conflict. In addition to her doctoral degree from NSU, Scoot holds an M.A. in Speech Communication from Montclair State University and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Florida Atlantic University.

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