Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson

Speaker Profile

Jennifer Carlson is Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses on guns, rights, trauma, justice, and law. Her award-winning research examines how guns shape American life, including those who survive gun violence’s harrowing aftermath, police who enforce the country’s complex gun laws, gun sellers and retailers who are on the front lines of surges in gun purchasing, and the people who choose to own and carry guns. She tweets at @jdawncarlson.

Her book, Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement and the Politics of Race, explores the relationship between gun politics and public law enforcement through interviews with over six dozen police chiefs in Arizona, California, and Michigan. Jennifer has experience presenting to large audiences virtually as well as in person, and she is able to travel both within and outside the US for speaking engagements. You can hear her discussing the topic of ‘Covid & Guns’ at the Duke Center for Firearms Law here