Brian Dolinar, Ph.D. is an independent journalist and scholar living in Urbana, Illinois. He works on issues of mass incarceration and immigration. His articles have appeared at In These Times, The Progressive, Truthout, Counterpunch, and Prison Legal News. He is the author of The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation (University Press of Mississippi, 2012) and editor of The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers (University of Illinois Press, 2013). He has taught history and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. To read more click Dolinar resume.