Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State
A daylong symposium at Northeastern University
March 18, 2016
Sponsored by the WGSS program, the Forum on Feminist Thought, the Northeastern Humanities Center, the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Humanities Center Collaborative Research Cluster on Sex, Gender, and the Carceral
Co-sponsored by the School of Law and the Departments of English, History, Philosophy & Religion, and Sociology & Anthropology
The growth of the U.S. penal system and its consequences, including mass incarceration, has generated scholarship and activism analyzing the rise of the carceral state. Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State is a one-day conference that explores the relationship between feminist and queer activism and scholarship as it challenges, or, is perhaps complicit with, the logics that support an increased reliance on criminal laws, policing, and surveillance. This conference will provide an opportunity for scholars and activists to discuss a range of critical issues, including:
The day-long event will feature academic and activist speakers from Northeastern University and beyond, including: Mimi Kim (California State University, Long Beach), Jessica Pliley (Texas State University), Allegra McLeod (Georgetown University), Frederick Ginyard (FIERCE), Monica Jones (Activist and Advocate), Shannon Erwin (Muslim Justice League), Gabriel Arkles (Northeastern University), Amahl Bishara (Tufts University), Jill McCorkel (Villanova University), Jason Lydon (Black & Pink), Chase Strangio (ACLU LGBT & HIV Project) and Andrea Ritchie (Soros Justice Fellow). Panels include: History and Context, Profiling and Incarceration, Social Movements and Alternatives, and a concluding roundtable conversation. The day will also feature an activist table at lunch.
The day will conclude with reception held at the Northeastern University School of Law, with a welcome by Dean Jeremy Paul. Visit the event website for a full schedule of events.
Space is limited and free registration is required. Register by March 4, 2016.