Intrusion: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State
a lecture by Sarah Haley
April 23, Monday
6 to 8 pm
Sarah Haley, Gender Studies, UCLA
This talk will explore the role of mundane and ostentatious forms of carceral terror executed in black homes from the 1970s through the 1990s. It will examine the relationship between black domesticity and carceral state buildup as well as the affective and haptic work of life making that black women performed in the face of ubiquitous police violence.
Social & Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is accessible. For more information, please contact NYU CSGS at csgs(at)nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
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Sarah Haley is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA and Associate Director of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. She has research and teaching investments in women’s and gender history, carceral studies, labor studies, black feminism, and social movement history. Her first book, No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (published by UNC Press in 2016), examines the lives of imprisoned women in the U.S. South from the 1870s to the 1930s and interrogates the role of the carceral state in shaping cultural logics of race and gender under Jim Crow. It has received recognition in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, gender history, Black studies, and American Studies. Her in-progress research uses black feminism as a framework through which to investigate how the policing of black domestic space shaped the rise of mass incarceration from the 1970s through the early 2000s.