It’s been many years in the making, but Issue One of Abolition Journal is finally out in print and available from Common Notions (and AK Press Distro)!
The full journal will be published online here shortly, entirely Open-Access and in print quality PDF format. We’re just getting the technical things sorted out.
Additionally, I’ll be up at Diablo Valley College on Feb 28 alongside Albert Ponce, Brooke Lober, and others to talk about abolitionist politics generally, and how the journal project fits into that work. And we’ll have lots of copies of Issue One on hand as well. So, if you’re in the Bay area, come and join us!
NB: This is a lightly edited version of a talk that I gave asÂ part of theÂ â€œThinking Privilegeâ€ Symposium at theÂ Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, April 8, 2016. It is based on anÂ earlier talk I gave at the 2015 APSA annual meeting as part of a roundtableÂ to commemorate the 25thÂ anniversary of the publication of Iris Marion Young’sÂ Justice and the Politics of Difference.Â As it was written for spokenÂ delivery, itÂ lacks a complete scholarly apparatus;Â apologies.
Continue reading “Privilege, The Myth of Merit, and Abolition-Democracy”
I’ll be speakingÂ aboutÂ Punishment and Inclusion and some broader questions ofÂ critical prison theory/philosophy on Monday, March 30thÂ at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, thanks to the good people in the Government, Global Studies, and Sociology Departments there. Anybody in the NoCo should come and join us!
Details on the previously announced talk at the New School for Social Research are now available. I’m being hosted by the wonderful folks in the Politics Department as part of their spring speaker series.Â I’ll be talking about my book onÂ Feb. 19, 2015, at 6pm. Details on their full series is attached!
I’ve added aÂ page to keep track of upcoming talks and lectures that I will beÂ giving.Â Most of them this spring will beÂ related to Punishment andÂ 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 addressÂ atÂ theÂ University of MemphisÂ PhilosophyÂ Graduate StudentÂ Association Conference,Â BeyondÂ Bars:Â The Future of PrisonsÂ inÂ February. It’s an honor toÂ be invitedÂ and a true privilegeÂ to get a chance to talk with a bunch of very smart students and faculty there.
I’m honored to be speaking this week at an amazing symposium organized by Brady Heiner in the philosophy department at Cal-State Fullerton:Â Rethinking Mass Incarceration:Â Gender, Race, and the Prison Industrial Complex. There is an amazing lineup of speakers, including KimberlÃ© Crenshaw, Alisa Bierria,Â Susan Burton,Â Kitty Calavita,Â Kristie Dotson,Â Lisa Guenther, Justin Levitt,Â Sarah Tyson, Johnita WilbonÂ and Azadeh Zohrabi.
I’m really excited to be giving a talk this next week at the Luther College Philosophy Colloquium. It will be a sort of general talk drawn from the book on the “blindspots” in contemporary American liberal theory to questions of criminality and voting rights. UPDATE: Apparently, the student paper covered my talk!