Distinguished Lecture Delivered by Prof. Dennis Childs (UC-San Diego) on Modern Slavery and the US Prison System
Prof. Dennis Childs of the University of California-San Diego delivered a lecture as part of the Law Center’s Distinguished Speaker’s Series on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12 noon in Room 130. Pictures from today’s event can be viewed on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Childs is an associate professor of African American literature and the director of the African American Studies Minor at the University of California at San Diego and serves as an affiliated faculty member with the UCSG Department of Ethnic Studies.
Professor Childs received his Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. in African American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. His book, Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary
(University of Minnesota Press, 2015), offers a cultural, legal, and political history of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration in the U.S. from the late nineteenth century through the prison industrial complex. He is the recipient of numerous research fellowships including the Hellman Fund, the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Program, and the Ford Foundation. Most recently he was Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, and a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship in African American Literature at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.