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Marisol LeBrón

Marisol LeBrón is an Assistant Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico, which examines the growth of punitive governance in contemporary Puerto Rico. She is also one of the co-creators of the Puerto Rico Syllabus (, a digital resource for understanding the Puerto Rican debt crisis. 

Lebron on Puerto Rico

In the 1990s, Puerto Rico showed Washington how militarized policing and privatization can extract profits from poor people of color.

Marisol LeBrón