Cosponsors
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Center for Justice
  • The Ladies of Hope Ministries
Organizer
  • Hidetaka Hirota, Society of Fellows, Columbia University
Notes
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

This one-day conference explores one of the most important political, economic, and legal problems in contemporary American society: mass incarceration. Assembled under the broadly defined theme of “Mobility and Confinement,” the conference addresses a wide range of topics of central importance to the issue of incarceration, such as economic mobility and poverty; the detention of migrants and refugees; the regulation of drug trafficking and the war on drugs; and the war on terror.

Presenters at this conference come from various academic disciplines, including History, Sociology, and Law, under the shared goal of provoking an interdisciplinary discussion of the complex issues of incarceration, criminal justice, and human rights.

Program

March 29, 2016  Tuesday

9:15am - 9:30am EDT

Opening

9:30am - 11:30am EDT

Imprisonment and Poverty
Chair

Samuel K. Roberts

Associate Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences

Columbia University

"Welfare Fraud and the Criminalization of Family Poverty in the 1970s"

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

“'You're in a Room Full of Addicts!'” Prisoner Reentry as a Social Institution and the 'Making up' of the Ex-Offender"

Reuben J. Miller

Assistant Professor of Social Work

University of Michigan

"Maternal Incarceration and Family Functioning in Fragile Families"

Kristin Turney

Associate Professor of Sociology

University of California, Irvine

11:30am - 12:30pm EDT

Lunch Break

12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

Arresting and Detaining Migrants
Chair

Hidetaka Hirota

Institute for Advanced Study

Waseda University

"Caged Birds: Immigration Control and the Rise of Mexican Imprisonment in the United States"

Kelly Lytle Hernández

Associate Professor of History

University of California, Los Angeles

"Developing Legal Cynicism through Immigration Detention"

Emily Ryo

Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

"Detaining Children: Looking for Wrongs in All the Right Places"

Juliet Stumpf

Professor of Law

Lewis & Clark Law School

2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT

Coffee Break

2:45pm - 4:45pm EDT

The War on Drugs, The War on Terror
Chair

Brian Goldstone

Franklin Humanities Institute

Duke University

"The Carceral City: Los Angeles, Race and Punishment in the Neoliberal Era"

Donna Murch

Associate Professor of History

Rutgers University

"Preemptive Policies and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: How National Policymakers Fought Urban Crime"

Elizabeth Hinton

Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies

Harvard University

"Renditions to Kafka-land: The Case of Mohamedou Ould Slahi"

Michael Welch

Professor of Criminal Justice

Rutgers University

4:45pm - 5:00pm EDT

Closing
Participants
  • Brian Goldstone Franklin Humanities Institute Duke University
  • Julilly Kohler-Hausmann Assistant Professor Cornell University
  • Kelly Lytle Hernández Associate Professor of History University of California, Los Angeles
  • Elizabeth Hinton Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies Harvard University
  • Hidetaka Hirota Institute for Advanced Study Waseda University
  • Reuben J. Miller Assistant Professor of Social Work University of Michigan
  • Donna Murch Associate Professor of History Rutgers University
  • Samuel K. Roberts Associate Professor of History and of Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University
  • Emily Ryo Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Juliet Stumpf Professor of Law Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Kristin Turney Associate Professor of Sociology University of California, Irvine
  • Michael Welch Professor of Criminal Justice Rutgers University