From Slave Ship to Supermax: Mass Incarceration, Prisoner Abuse, and the New Neo-Slave Novel

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 4:30pm

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Speaker(s): 
Patrick Alexander, Ph.D.

Patrick Elliott Alexander, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorEnglish and African American StudiesUniversity of Mississippi A specialist in African American literature, 19th-century American literature, and critical prison studies, Dr. Alexander, a Duke alum, is author of From Slave Ship to Supermax: Mass Incarceration, Prisoner Abuse, and the New Neo-Slave Novel, published last year. He is also co-founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline Program (PTCPP), a university-community engagement initiative that promotes higher education in prison and currently offers on-site, humanities-based, for-credit college courses for imprisoned men and women. For more information, visit aaas.duke.edu or email aaas@duke.edu**********************************************************Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies at Duke University.**********************************************************

Event Contact: 
Jackson, Camille
919-668-2995