Jonathan Markovitz

Lecturer

Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties

Background:

Jonathan Markovitz is a 2014 graduate of UCI Law, and a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Before starting at the ACLU as a Skadden Legal Fellow in 2015, he clerked for Judge John C. Coughenour of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.

Before starting law school, Markovitz earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and taught courses in sociology, communication, ethnic studies, and writing at UCSD and other Southern California universities.  He has written and taught about race, gender, popular culture, social movements, and collective memory.  Markovitz is the author of Legacies of Lynching: Racial Violence and Memory (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and Racial Spectacles: Explorations in Media, Race and Justice (Routledge, 2011).