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Peter Pihos

Ph.D. Student
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A.B. in History and Literature, Harvard College (1999); J.D., New York University School of Law (2005); M.A. in Law & Society, New York University (2006)


American History; Urban History; Legal History

Research Interests

I am interested in the governance of American cities in the post-WWII period. In particular, I am interested in the development and transformation of policing and criminal justice in tandem with the rise of the civil rights movement and black political empowerment.


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