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Brown Bag Forum Presents Carcerality, Abolition, and the University

Brown Bag Forum Presents Carcerality, Abolition, and the University

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Professor Jennifer James
Date and Time: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30
Location: 

Department of Anthropology
VIA Zoom

Abstract: 

This is the first event in the Brown Bag series 'Carcerality, Abolition, and the University.' This will be a student centered discussion in which Professor James will speak from her years of experience reseraching in prisons and jails and working with incarcerated people. The discussion will take in the ethics of research in carceral settings; the relationship between the university, medical institutions, and the prison; the role of research in abolition; and the practicalities of accessing and working in carceral spaces. Please bring your questions, your curiosity, and your lunch!

Bio: 
Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MSSP is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Aging, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Bioethics program at the University of California, San Francisco. Jen is a qualitative researcher and Black Feminist scholar whose research lies at the intersection of race, gender and health, with a specific focus on experiences of cancer and chronic illness. Her current work is focused on experiences of aging, health and illness for people who are or have been incarcerated.