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Chase Madar on The Fictional Antisemitism Of Rep. Ilhan Omar And Other Load-Bearing Myths In U.S. Politics

  • St. Francis College, Room 4202 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn United States (map)

Fall 2019 St. Francis College Senior Citizen Lecture Series: American Studies & Social Justice

Tuesdays @ 11:10am in Room 4202

Open to the Public // Reception to Follow

Organized by Athena Devlin (English) & Emily Horowitz (Sociology & Criminal Justice)

More info: Contact Dr. Devlin ( or 718-489-5446


Chase Madar is an attorney, author, and journalist. He is the author of The Passion of [Chelsea] Manning: The Story Behind the WikiLeaks Whistleblower (Verso, 2013) and a contributor to The New York Times, Guardian, London Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Nation, The American Conservative, Jacobin, TomDispatch, Bookforum, and the Times Literary Supplement. He has lectured widely on law and society, from Oxford and Cambridge to Occupy Wall Street and the Mississippi State Capitol, and is a frequent participant in academic conferences and workshops on international law, criminal justice, and US foreign policy. He has translated one book each from French and Spanish and his own reporting has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of Stanford and NYU Law School, Madar was previously a staff attorney at Make the Road New York where he provided a wide variety of legal services to Spanish-speaking immigrants and carried out larger advocacy projects, including the first-ever empirical investigation into employment discrimination against transgender job-seekers. The most recent course he taught was a seminar on “Criminalization and Its Discontents” at Wallkill Correctional Facility through the NYU Prison Education Program.