Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series – Dr. Jennifer Carlson
Date: November 1, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM

“The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline”
Panel and Community Conversation
Thursday, November 1, 2018
6 – 7:30 p.m.
UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Antonio, TX
Durango Building, La Villita Room (DB 1.116)

UTSA’s Department of Public Administration is pleased to present its Fall 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Jennifer Carlson, who will discuss her book Citizen Protectors: The Everday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline. Carlson explores why more Americans are choosing to carry guns as part of their everyday lives, and how this impacts our notions of citizenship, governance and crime. The panel discussion will also feature Becca DeFelice, San Antonio chapter lead for Moms Demand Action, and Johnny Castro Jr., owner of A Place to Shoot, which provides license to carry and active shooting training, as well as other invited guests. Following the panel participants will be encouraged to share ideas in small group discussions.
Dr. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona. She’s written and provided commentary to major news outlets on her work regarding gun politics, policing, law enforcement and the politics of race, gender and violence. To learn more about Dr. Carlson’s work click here.

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage participants to RSVP.

Free parking available in Lot D-3 under the IH-35 bridge in unmarked spaces only. UTSA Downtown Campus Map.

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Questions: Contact Diane Gutierrez (210) 458-2534 or Michelle Skidmore at (210) 458-3213. You may also send an email to