Megan Ming Francis

Megan is one of our panelists at “The Impact of Slavery on American Jurisprudence and Activism” on Thursday, February 21, 2019, in San Francisco.


1619_panel_Megan_Ming_Francis_200pxMegan Ming Francis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington and is also the Director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR).

Francis received her doctorate in Politics from Princeton University. She is the author of the award winning book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State (2014). This book tells the story of how the early campaign against state sanctioned racial violence of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) shaped the modern civil rights movement.

She is particularly interested in American politics, legal history, black political activism, philanthropy, and the post-civil war South.