Abolition and the Carceral State – 6909

Fall 2022

Using the lens of abolitionist thought, this course will explore the past, present, and future of the carceral state. It will place the present-day movements to abolish police and prisons in historical perspective and explore the ways history has been used by activists in pursuit of racial justice and social equality. The work of the course will include archival research and students will have the opportunity to engage with scholars, advocates, and community organizations as they formulate and carry out their projects.