Politics, Prisons, and Policing: Rethinking Power in Postwar America with Heather Ann Thompson
Friday, March 2, 2018, 2:30-4p
USC Social Sciences Building (SOS)
SOS Room 250
USC Department of History presents
Politics, Prisons, and Policing: Rethinking Power in Postwar America
with Heather Ann Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies
University of Michigan
Dr. Heather Ann Thompson is a historian on faculty of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the departments of Afro-American and African Studies and History. Her recent book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, has won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, The Ridenhour Book Prize, the J. Willard Hurst Prize, and a book prize from the New York City Bar Association. Thompson has written extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration and the current criminal justice system for The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Dissent, NBC, New Labor Forum, The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post, as well as for the top publications in her field.