Mass Incarceration in America

Heather Ann Thompson
“The Costs of the Carceral State”
Tuesday, February 19, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“Distorting Democracy: Rethinking Politics and Power in the Age of Mass Incarceration”
Wednesday, February 20, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, February 21, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

HEATHER ANN THOMPSON is Associate Professor of History in the Departments of African American Studies and History at Temple University. She is the author of Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor and Race in a Modern American City (Cornell University Press: 2001) and has recently published an edited collection, Speaking Out: Protest and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s (Prentice Hall, 2009), as well as chapters on crime, punishment, and prison activism during the 1960s and 1970s in several edited collections. Thompson is currently writing the first comprehensive history of the Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its legacy for Pantheon Books, drawing on legal, state, federal, prison, and personal records related to the Attica uprising and its aftermath (some never-before-seen).