Talk at the New School, Feb. 19

Politics Speaker Series Spring 2015Details 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.  I’ll be talking about my book on  Feb. 19, 2015, at 6pm. Details on their full series is attached!

East Coast! Talks in Philly and New York, Feb. 17 and 19

I will be making a short swing through the east coast this month, giving talks at La Salle University in Philadelphia on  Feb. 17 (see  attached flyer for details) and at the New School in NYC on  Feb. 19 (details TBA). I’ll be talking about my book, Punishment and Inclusion, at both events, and hope folks come out to talk about felon voting rights and prison abolition.  Dilts_draft_1-sm


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!


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.