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Charleston Shooting Raises Serious Questions: GW Experts Available To Discuss

June 24, 2015
The mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17 led to the death of nine people. This incident increased conversations about race relations, gun control and the use of the Confederate flag. George Washington University faculty members are available to discuss these issues as the situation continues to develop. 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact GW Media Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-6460.
GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.
Eric Arnesen, James R. Hoffa Professor of Modern American Labor History and executive associate dean for faculty affairs, is an expert on labor, race, politics and civil rights. He can comment on labor’s role in American civil rights movements. 
Erin D. Chapman, associate professor of history, is an expert on the history of racial and identity politics in the U.S. She can comment on African-American history and racial identity. 
Robert J. Cottrol, Harold Paul Green Research Professor of Law, professor of history and professor of sociology, is a Second Amendment and criminal law expert. He is fluent in Spanish. 
Daniel Moshenberg, director of the Women's Studies program and associate professor of English, is an expert on gender and race relations. He recently commented on Virginia streets that are named after Confederate generals.
Calvin Warren, assistant professor of American studies, is an expert on African-American philosophy and 19th century African-American history. His latest project examines the minority position of free blacks in antebellum society.