Claudrena N. Harold is an associate professor of African American and African Studies and History at the University of Virginia. She has published two monographs, The Rise and Fall of the Garvey Movement in the Urban South, 1918-1942 and New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South, and served as co-editor of the volume, The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration. As a part of her ongoing work on the history of black student activism and Black Studies at the University of Virginia, she has written, produced, and co-directed with Kevin Everson six short films: Sugarcoated Arsenic, U. OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 1976, We Demand, Fastest Man in the State, 70 kg, and How Can I Ever Be Late. Her films have screened at the Berlin International Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the Virginia Film Festival, and Porto Post Doc Film and Media Festival, among other venues.