listed: P&I is 5th best critical theory book of 2014

What I’m most pleased about seeing my book land in this of the top 5 best critical theory books of 2014 is the company with which it keeps: Audra Simpson, Glen Coulthard, Sara Ahmed… a pretty incredible set of folks. And, it’s a real joy to see a “critical theory” list made up almost entirely of scholars of color doing radical theory. That is to say, this list isn’t made up of the usual suspects.

talks coming up in spring 2015, Memphis PGSA conference keynote

I’ve added a page to keep track of upcoming talks and lectures that I will be giving. Most of them this spring will be related to Punishment and Inclusion, but I’ll be presenting some new work as well at a few places. In particular, I’m really excited to be giving the keynote address at the University of Memphis Philosophy Graduate Student Association Conference, Beyond Bars: The Future of Prisons in February. It’s an honor to be invited and a true privilege to get a chance to talk with a bunch of very smart students and faculty there.

Punishment and Inclusion, three months later

It’s been a few months since Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism was released by Fordham University Press, and it’s been amazing to hear responses and see copies showing up in the hands of folks out there in the world. I’ll be giving a bunch of talks in the near future about the book (as well as about some new projects that I’ve been working on), but in the meantime, you can follow updates at the Punishment and Inclusion page on facebook, download a copy of the preface and first chapter to read, and (obviously) pick yourself up a copy to read by the fireplace this winter. Thank you again to everyone that made this possible!

 

“rethinking mass incarceration” symposium at CSUF, April 10-11

I’m honored to be speaking this week at an amazing symposium organized by Brady Heiner in the philosophy department at Cal-State FullertonRethinking Mass Incarceration: Gender, Race, and the Prison Industrial Complex. There is an amazing lineup of speakers, including Kimberlé Crenshaw, Alisa BierriaSusan BurtonKitty CalavitaKristie DotsonLisa Guenther, Justin LevittSarah Tyson, Johnita Wilbon and Azadeh Zohrabi.

forthcoming chapter on death penalty “abolition” and LWOP

I recently received word that Death and Other Penalties, edited by Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman, is now under contract with Fordham University Press. I am honored to have a chapter included in the volume called, “Death Penalty Abolition in Neoliberal Times,” which critically takes up the failure of Prop. 34 in California, LWOP sentencing, and Foucault’s writings on the death penalty.

cambridge foucault lexicon, coming in Oct. 2013!

I was happy to see that Cambridge University Press has posted details on the forthcoming Foucault Lexicon, edited by Len Lawlor and John Nale. I have a modest entry included (on the subject of “Law”) and it should hit the shelves in the U.S. in October of 2013, and is full of really great looking contributors covering almost all the bases. A great resource for Foucault scholarship and pedagogy.