"Sonic Jihad: Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration"
SpearIt is an Associate Professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and Fellow at the Institute of Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU). Prior to Joining Thurgood Marshall, he taught at the Saint Louis University School of Law and Seattle University School of Law. SpearIt's research concentrates on criminal justice, and most recently he has authored a major report on Muslim radicalization in American prisons. Other recent work has appeared in the Mississippi Law Journal, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Journal of Law & Policy, as well as Praeger Security International, ABC-CLIO, and SAGE publications. Currently, SpearIt serves on the Board of Governors for the Society of American Law Teachers; he is also working on various projects that include book chapters for The Muslims in U.S. Prisons, Religion and American Cultures, and Latinos and Criminal Injustice. SpearIt earned a B.A. in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston, a master's in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.