Reading in the Era of Mass Incarceration: Daniel Karpowitz in conversation with Heather Ann Thompson and Julilly Kohler-Hausmann and moderated by Jessica Neptune
Saturday, June 10, 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4030
Jessica Neptune (Moderator)
Jessica Neptune is Director of the Bard Prison Initiative Chicago office. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago where she studied the origins of mass incarceration. She worked on the Obama Administration’s Federal Interagency Reentry Council as an American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellow.
Pulitzer Prize winner, Heather Ann Thompson is an award-winning historian at the University of Michigan. She has written on the history of mass incarceration as well as its current impact, for The New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, New Labor Forum, and The Huffington Post. Her most recent book is Blood in the Water.
Daniel Karpowitz is the director of policy and national programs for the Bard Prison Initiative and is lecturer in law and the humanities at Bard College. He has worked as a lawyer on desegregaton in Chicago and decarceration in Philadelphia, and has been both a Fulbright and Soros Justice Fellow.
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann is a history professor at Cornell University. Her first book, Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, was released in May of 2017.