Phillip Atiba Goff

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Phillip Atiba Goff
Alma materStanford University
Known forWork on race and policing in the United States
Scientific career
FieldsSocial psychology
InstitutionsJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice
ThesisThe space between US: stereotype threat for whites in interracial domains (2005)
Doctoral advisorClaude Steele

Phillip Atiba Goff is an African-American psychologist known for researching the relationship between race and policing in the United States.[1] He was appointed the inaugural Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2016, the college's first endowed professorship.

Early life[edit]

Goff earned an AB from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.[2]

Career[edit]

Goff has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government[3] and an associate professor of social psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Goff is the co-founder and president of the research center/think tank Center for Policing Equity,[2] which conducts research with the aim of ensuring accountable and racially unbiased policing in the United States.[4] CPE is the host of a National Science Foundation-funded effort to collect national data on police behavior (specifically stops and use of force) called the National Justice Database.[5] The analytic framework Goff developed as part of the NJD has been called a potential model for police data accountability nationally.[6] In 2016, a decade after its founding, the Center relocated from UCLA to John Jay.[7][8]

Goff was also a key figure in the founding of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice in 2014 [8] and gave testimony before the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.[9]

In 1999, Goff co-founded the Oakland, California-based queer hip hop group Deep Dickollective.[10] During his time as a musician in this group, he was known as Lightskindid Philosopher or LSP.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Named Professorship Established At John Jay With Funding From Ford Foundation And Atlantic Philanthropies". John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty Page". UCLA Psychology Department. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ "The lack of information about policing is criminal". Newsweek. 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  4. ^ Woo, Marcus (21 January 2015). "How Science Is Helping America Tackle Police Racism". Wired. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  5. ^ Goff, Phillip Atiba (2014-08-26). "America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One". New Republic. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  6. ^ "Report on racial disparities among Austin Police could be model for USA". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  7. ^ "Taking On Racial Profiling With Data". NPR. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b Roberts, Sam (22 March 2016). "U.C.L.A. Center on Police-Community Ties Will Move to John Jay College". New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  9. ^ "President's Task Force Hearing on Community Policing". C-SPAN.org. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  10. ^ Hix, Lisa (22 June 2006). "Deep Dickollective". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  11. ^ Zarley, B. David (20 February 2013). "Tim'm West and the masculine mystique". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 24 September 2016.

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