Past IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows
School of Public Affairs & Administration
Advisor(s): Shannon Portillo
IPSR, School of Public Affairs & Administration
Participation Year: 2020-21
Jyleesa's research focuses on governance of Black people in America. Considerable attention has been given to questions of police administration, policing and racial disparities throughout the administration of public services. Her current research projects explore policing as a public health issue, highlight an anti-black architecture to American policing and provide a useful frame to understand policing during crisis (natural disasters, pandemics). Additional scholarly interests and ongoing research include racism and comparative rhetorical and policy approaches to Crack and Opioid usage; de-escalation training as a mitigating factor in officers' use of force; the legal consciousness of Black people in America.