Assistant professor and Postdoctoral Scholar in Afro-American studies and law at the University of Michigan; Member of the, Michigan Society of Fellows
Amanda Alexander is an assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies and a Postdoctoral Scholar in Law at the University of Michigan, and a nationally recognized scholar of race and social justice. She is also the founding executive director of the Detroit Justice Center, and has worked at the intersection of racial justice and community development in Detroit, New York, and South Africa for more than a decade. As a 2013-2015 Soros Justice Fellow, Alexander launched the Prison & Family Justice Project at University of Michigan Law School to provide legal representation to incarcerated parents and advocates for families divided by the prison and foster care systems. Alexander is also on the steering committee for Law for Black Lives. She has a deep and long standing relationship to CCR, having been an Ella Baker Summer Intern while in law school.