On Thursday, July 22nd, Dr. TaLisa Carter from American University joined MDI Research Professor Amy O’Hara to discuss interviewer-respondent skin tone matching in order to reduce the resistance to conversations on racism and colorism.
TaLisa J. Carter, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University, an Affiliated Scholar at Urban Institute, and an Affiliate with the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! at George Mason University. Her research examines theoretical explanations of accountability in the criminal justice system, the role of identity in criminal justice professions, and the impact of colorism on criminal justice outcomes. Previously, she worked as a Deputy Corrections Officer in Savannah, GA where she supervised male and female residents with diverse classification statuses. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published in Deviant Behavior, Race and Justice, and Sociological Forum.