Disability politics, Institutionalization and Prisons

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | A Public Affair

On Wednesday March 13th, host Karma Chavez interviewed Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois-Chicago, about disability politics, institutionalization and prisons.

liat.ben-moshe“Her dissertation ‘Genealogies of resistance to incarceration: prison abolition and de-institutionalization activism in the US’, looks at demands to close down repressive institutions that house those labeled as criminals, mentally disabled and mentally ill. Her academic interests are in activism, coalition building and intersectionality, Critical Disability Studies, representations of dis/ability, inclusive pedagogy and more. Liat has written on such topics as the International Symbol of Access; inclusive pedagogy; academic repression; disability, anti-capitalism and anarchism; queerness and disability; deinstitutionalization and incarceration and the politics of abolition. She is also a co-founder of IDSN, the Israeli Disability Studies Network.”

-Society for Disability Studies

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