Briefing Room


2020 David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice featuring Aya Gruber

March 5, 2020 | Events

Thank you for your interest in the Bodiker Lecture. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone this event due to growing concerns over COVID-19. 

Monday, April 13, 2020
12 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall
55 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, Ohio

Parking for the event is available at the South Campus Gateway Garage, accessible by East 11th or 9th Avenue. Boxed lunches will be provided for the lecture.

About the Speaker:

Aya Gruber is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a BA in philosophy from U.C. Berkeley and a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor on the Harvard Women’s Law Journal and Harvard International Law Journal and founder of the Interracial Law Students’ Association.

Her forthcoming book, The Feminist War On Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration (U.C. Press 2020), tells the story how feminists, in their quest to secure women’s protection from domestic violence and rape, became soldiers in the war on crime and contributors to mass incarceration. It sketches a path forward for young women, activists, and lawmakers to oppose violence against women without reinforcing the American prison state.

As a member of the University of Colorado’s Boulder Faculty Assembly and a chair on the University’s grievance committee, she has investigated high-profile campus sexual assault and harassment controversies. A frequent public speaker on criminal justice, Professor Gruber has appeared on PBS, Fox News, ABC, and is quoted in various news outlets, including The New Yorker, Slate, and the New York Times.