Kali Nicole Gross is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her research concentrates on black women’s experiences in the United States criminal justice system between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is author of the award-winning book, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910 (Duke University Press, 2006), and Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Oxford University Press, 2016). The latter recently won the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction. Dr. Gross’s writing frequently explores how historical legacies of race, gender, and justice shape mass incarceration today. She has been featured on C-SPAN2’s Book TV, NPR, and a number of radio and television programs internationally and domestically. Her short essays and opinion pieces have been featured in BBC News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Root, Warscapes, Ebony, Truthout, New Black Man (In Exile), The American Prospect, and Jet.