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The Prison and the Academy Conference

Actual date, time and location will be posted soon, as well as a schedule of the conference.
A biannual conference organized by graduate student members of the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI), this conference hopes to sustain a critical, public conversation about the relationship between universities and the prison system. This event will examine the link between education and prison reform and abolition movements. Our past events have been truly interdisciplinary, drawing on perspectives and methodologies from politics, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, education, anthropology, law, critical race studies, and beyond. Our list of invited speakers for fall 2016 reflects this interdisciplinary framework and includes:
Allegra McLeod – Professor of Law and Political Theory at Georgetown University and 2016-2017 Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study
Erica Meiners – Professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University
Dylan Rodriguez – Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside and founding member of Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex, a national organization for prison abolition, and the Critical Ethnic Studies Association
More information coming soon!