February 19th, 2014

Behind Bars: The Complex Politics of Incarceration

Behind Bars: The Complex Politics of Incarceration, Friday, February 21st, 2014 2 p.m. at the Warren Center. In this seminar, participants will seek to have conversations with scholars in a wide range of fields and disciplines about a major social and political concern in the 21st century: the prison industrial complex. Through an examination of critical race and queer theory, transnational feminism, and the work of grassroots activist organizations, participants will engage discourses of prison reform and prison abolition as two distinct methodologies that attempt to address the same pervasive social problem. Reading scholarly work as well as the work produced by activists, they hope to explore how the academy can engage these issues productively and materially. Seminar coordinators: Alex Chambers (philosophy) and Tatiana McInnis (English).


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