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David Stovall


Black Studies

Criminology, Law and Justice

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

University Hall 1219


601 S. Morgan St.


David Stovall, Ph.D. is a professor in the departments of Black Studies and Criminology, Law & Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His scholarship investigates three areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) the relationship between housing and education, and 3) the intersection of race, place and school. In the attempt to bring theory to action, he works with community organizations and schools to address issues of equity, justice and abolishing the school/prison nexus. His work led him to become a member of the design team for the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice (SOJO), which opened in the Fall of 2005. Furthering his work with communities, students, and teachers, his work manifests itself in his involvement with the Peoples Education Movement, a collection of classroom teachers, community members, students and university professors in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area who engage in collaborative community projects centered in creating relevant curriculum. In addition to his duties and responsibilities as a professor at UIC, he also served as a volunteer social studies teacher at the Greater Lawndale/Little Village School for Social Justice from 2005-2018.

Selected Publications


PhD, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

MEd.Educational Policy Studies,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

BA History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994