University of Vermont assistant professor of geography Rashad Shabazz, a protégé of renowned activist Angela Davis, is an expert on issues surrounding the policing of black communities, the projection of young black men as criminals and the geographies of race and racism. His latest book,Spatializing Blackness, examining the prisonization of living spaces in Chicago, will be released next year from the University of Illinois Press.He is available for interview by phone or audio broadcast.