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Rethinking the American Prison Movement | Book Launch Party

Event Information


New Africa House | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date & Time

Jan 30, 2018 | 5:00 pm

Contact Name

Tricia Loveland |

Faculty photo of Professor Toussaint Losier

Join Toussaint Losier in celebrating the publication of his new book (co-authored with Dan Berger), Rethinking the American Prison Movement at the New Africa House, UMass, Amherst. Toussaint teaches in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass here in Amherst.

Dr. Toussaint Losier is an Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Losier holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, with his research focusing on grassroots responses to the postwar emergence of mass incarceration in Chicago. At the UMass Amherst, he teaches courses on African American History, Black Politics, Criminal Justice policy, and transnational social movements. His writing has been published in Souls, Radical History Review, The Journal of Urban History, Against the Current, and Left Turn Magazine. He is co-author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement with Dan Berger and preparing a book manuscript titled, War for the City: Black Chicago and the Rise of the Carceral State.