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UC Davis Holds Talk on School Violence: ‘Guns and America After Parkland’

By Karen Nikos-Rose on April 24, 2018 in Society, Arts & Culture


“The Campus Conversation: Guns and America After Parkland,” will feature six faculty sharing their knowledge and expertise in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School incident in Parkland, Florida, in February, and other recent school shootings. Experts who teach in the fields of emergency medicine, psychiatry, history, sociology and law will share their perspectives.


Thursday, April 26, noon-2 p.m.


UC Davis Conference Center


  • Amy Barnhorst, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, UC Davis Health, will address “Firearm Violence and Mental Illness”
  • Alan Brownstein, School of Law professor: “The Second Amendment: Rhetorical Certainty but Constitutional Confusion”
  • Robert Faris, associate professor of sociology, College of Letters and Science: “Social Networks and Threatening Students”
  • Justin LeRoy, assistant professor of history, College of Letters and Science: “The Unsurprising and Totally Racist History of Gun Violence”
  • Kathryn Olmsted, professor of history, College of Letters and Science, “Guns and Conspiracy Theories”
  • Dr. Garen Wintemute, director, University of California Firearm Violence Research Center at UC Davis, emergency medicine, UC Davis Health: “Firearm Violence: From Science to Prevention”


This event, “The Campus Conversation,” is hosted by the UC Davis Humanities Institute, Department of History, Institute for Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, School of Medicine and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. More information here.

Media contact(s)

Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-219-5472,