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Liat Ben Moshe, On Disability, Incarceration, and Prison Abolition.

October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, “Decarcerating Disablity”: Prison Abolition, Disability Studies, Activism

Join us for a lecture/discussion with disabilities studies and prison studies scholar Liat Ben-Moshe on October 17, time 4:00-5:15 pm, Ustler Atrium (2nd floor).  *email to verify event time

Bio: Liat Ben-Moshe is Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her upcoming book Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition is forthcoming in 2020 with University of Minnesota Press. Dr. Ben-Moshe is the co-editor (with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman) of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada (Palgrave 2014). She is an activist/scholar who has worked and published on such topics as deinstitutionalization and incarceration; prison abolition; disability, anti-capitalism and queerness; race, disability/madness and empire; inclusive pedagogy and disability in Israel/Palestine.

Organized by Intersections on Mass Incarceration (Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere), together with the Disability Resource Center, in celebration of Disability Awareness Month.

Dr. Ben-Moshe will be available to meet with students, faculty, and community activists at other times during her visit. For more info contact Dr. Jodi Schorb,


October 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


Ustler Hall (the Women’s Study Center), 2nd floor, atrium