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Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe: "Why Prisons are Not the New Asylums"

Liat Ben-Moshe headshotTalk
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Senate Chambers Room,
Ohio Union

Graduate Student Workshop
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Denney Hall 316
(RSVP Requested by March 25th)

Liat Ben-Moshe is an assistant professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo. Her upcoming book “Politics of (En)Closure” examines the connections between prison abolition, disability and deinstitutionalization in the U.S. (forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press). Dr. Ben-Moshe is the co-editor (with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman) of "Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada" (Palgrave McMillan 2014) as well as special issues of "Disability Studies Quarterly" on disability in Israel/Palestine (Summer 2007) and "Disability Studies Pedagogy" (2015) and "Women, Gender and Families of Color on race, gender and disability" (2014).

She is an activist/scholar who has worked and published on such topics as deinstitutionalization and incarceration; prison abolition; disability, anti-capitalism and anarchism; inclusive pedagogy; disability in Israel/Palestine and representations of disability.

For more information on Dr. Ben-Moshe, visit the University of Toledo's website by clicking here.

Contact Ryann Patrus to RSVP for the Workshop or with questions. 


The venue is wheels-accessible and CART will be provided at both events. Attendees are asked not to wear fragranced products. To discuss access needs, contact Ryan Patrus.

These events are free and open to the public.