"Insurgent Knowledges" A book talk with Sabina Vaught and Damien Sojoyner

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
CHS CHS 104 Chase Auditorium
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Distinguished Visitors Program

Distinguished Visitors Sabina Vaught, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Director of the Program in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Tufts University and Damien Sojoyner, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California at Irvine

Sabina E. Vaught is author of Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School. University of Minnesota Press, 2017. An institutional ethnography of race and gender power in one juvenile prison school system, Compulsory has major implications for public education. Through an analysis of the experiences of prisoners, teachers, state officials, mothers and more, it provides insight into the broad compulsory systems of schooling, asking readers to reconsider understandings of the role, purpose and value of state schooling today.

Damien M. Sojoyner is author of First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles. University of Minnesota Press, 2016. Taking an insider's perspective, First Strike examines the root causes of California's ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, it critiques the trope of the "school-to-prison pipeline", exploring the realm of public school as a form of  "enclosure" that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California.

Tea at 4:15 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, and the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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