Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe: “Decarcerating Disability” – April 5, 2022 at 4pm


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Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her book, Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press 2020) offers a genealogy of the deinstitutionalization of people with disabilities in the U.S. in the 20th century as a result of the closure of disability institutions. The book connects this history with current prison abolition efforts, laying the groundwork for coalitions between racial and disability justice projects.

This virtual talk is free and open to the public. Live transcription will be provided. For other access needs, please contact guptaka@wfu.edu. This talk has been organized by the Wake Forest Disability Studies Initiative and has been sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute with support made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support has been provided by the African American Studies Program, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Disability Employee Affinity/Support Group, and the Race, Inequality, and Policy Initiative (RIPI).