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Bornstein, Avram

Associate Professor


9.63.18 NB

PhD            Columbia University

MA              Columbia University

1992, 1994  Birzeit University, Ramallah Overseas Summer Program

1988-1989   Hebrew University, Jerusalem Overseas One-Year Program

BA  Beloit College 

Avram Bornstein teaches in the Anthropology Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and the Doctoral Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently serving as the Director of John Jay’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program and the co-Director of the College’s NYPD Leadership Program. As a participant in the College’s NYPD Leadership Program, he has taught critical race theory to police officers since 2001. He is the author of dozens of articles and reviews, including the book Crossing the Green Line (2002, U Penn Press). He did long term ethnographic research in Israel‑Palestine, mostly in the occupied West Bank, and published on issues such as border enforcement, work, political prisoners, healthcare, international intervention and ethnographic reflexivity. Bornstein’s current research focuses on policing in New York City, with particular attention to race, ethnicity, and police education. Bornstein also serves as a Member of the Delegate Assembly of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the AFT local that represents CUNY=s faculty and professional staff.

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