Gender-based violence, Power, and the Carceral Sta, Topics in Sociological Analysis(376-0-1)
Renee Marie Shelby
Renee Shelby (PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology) is a sociologist in the Sexualities Project at Northwestern whose teaching and scholarship examine questions about sexuality, science and technology, and inequality. She is currently researching technologies used to prevent sexual violence, such as smart panic buttons, AI reporting bots, sexual assault kits, and electronic monitors.
Online: Mon, 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Overview of class
In the U.S., the dominant social response to gender-based violence centers policing, prisons, and other carceral practices. This course examines the intersecting power relations that shape experiences of violence and efforts to address it. We will focus on the politics and practices of criminalization and incarceration and struggles for gender, racial, and economic justice?including the prison-industrial complex; Whiteness and colonial violence; rape myths, law, and forensic technology; Black women's activism; and social movements shaped by carceral and anti-carceral feminism.
Class Materials (Required)
We Do This 'Til We Free Us. Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba. ISBN: 9781642595253
Synchronous:Class meets remotely at scheduled time