The full schedule for the University of Memphis Philosophy Graduate Student Association conference, “Beyond Bars: The Future of Prisons” is now online. I’m honored to be giving the opening keynote at Friday the 27th at 5pm.
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. I’ll be talking about my book on Feb. 19, 2015, at 6pm. Details on their full series is attached!
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.
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.
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!
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.
I’m really honored and thrilled and excited and pleased to be able to say that my book, Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism, will be published by Fordham University Press, as part of their Just Ideas series. The timeline and details are still being worked out, but I’m hoping for a 2013 or early 2014 release date.
A new article on criminal disenfranchisement, race, and mental disability has been published in Disability Studies Quarterly, a really amazing open-access journal. It is part of a special issue entitled, “Movement Politics” guest edited by Michael Ralph. It’s an honor to be published in such amazing company!
At the kind invitation of the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, I wrote a short piece on Arendt, punishment, and forgiveness last week. I’m a novice in Arendt studies, so this was a fun chance to try my hand at working with her thought and some of the things I’m thinking about.