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Jackson Smith is a scholar of racial capitalism and policing in the twentieth-century United States. His first book, Dirty Capital: Vice Police, Nuisance Property, and the Long War on Drugs in Philadelphia, will trace the history of vice policing in Black Philadelphia from Prohibition to the contemporary War on Drugs. Before coming to the University of Oregon, Jackson was a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.