Please join us for the inaugural event of UCR's "On Violence: Experimental Study Sequence" and the Health Humanities and Disability Justice (HHDJ) Initiative:


Liat Ben-Moshe, On Decarcerating Disability

A Talk & Conversation with Dylan Rodríguez and the students of MCS 201 (“Racial-Colonial [State] Violence”)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

 11:30 am-1:00 pm (pst)

Virtual format: click here to join! No registration needed


Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is the author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press 2020) and co-editor (with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman) of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada (Palgrave 2014). She holds a PhD in Sociology with concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Her areas of interest are: Incarceration and decarceration/ Critical prison studies/Prison abolition; Disability Studies/Mad Studies; Social theory (Feminist, Queer, Critical Race) and Activism. 


Dylan Rodríguez, Professor in the Department of Black Study and Media and Cultural Studies, and Co-Director of the Center for Ideas & Society, is the author of White Reconstruction: Domestic Warfare and the Logic of Racial Genocide (Fordham University Press, 2021), Forced Passages: Imprisoned Radical Intellectuals and the U.S. Prison Regime (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and Suspended Apocalypse: White Supremacy, Genocide, and the Filipino Condition (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). He is co-editor of the field-shaping anthology Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader (Duke University Press, 2016) and has written in a wide cross-section of scholarly and popular venues, including Social TextBlack Agenda ReportHarvard Law ReviewAmerican QuarterlyRadical History Review, Colorlines, The Abolitionist, and Scholar & Feminist Online.  Dylan is a founding member of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association and Critical Resistance, a national carceral abolitionist organization. He is part of the Abolition Collective and Scholars for Social Justice, and continuously works in and alongside various radical social movements and activist collectives.  


Sponsors: UCR's Health Humanities and Disability Justice (HHDJ) Initiative & the Decolonizing Humanism(?) Initiative at the Center for Ideas and Society.


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