Michelle Alexander is a civil rights lawyer, advocate, and scholar. She is best known for her 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle extensively researches the intersections between race and criminal justice. She is an associate law professor at The Ohio State University. She served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU Nationwide of Northern California, which lead a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement. Did you know that as of Fall 2015, The New Jim Crow is required reading at Brown University for all freshman as part of the campus's First Readings Program.