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Incarcerated Women: A Conversation about Realities

Monday, October 12, 2015
4:00 AM
1840 SSWB


  • Amanda Alexander (Law)
  • Carol Jacobsen (Art & Design, Women's Studies)
  • Margo Schlanger (Law)
  • Ruby Tapia (Women's Studies, English)
  • Heather Ann Thompson (Afroamerican and African Studies, Residential College)


  • Valerie Jenness (Social Ecology, Criminology, Law and Society, and Sociology, University of California-Irvine)

U-M scholars, whose work centers on incarcerated women, will speak to current issues, major gaps in knowledge, common problems and the societal impact of women in prisons. This informal roundtable discussion will be part of a larger conversation, culminating in a public lecture by Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, in Rackham auditorium on October 13.

Cosponsors: Department of Women's Studies, U-M Law School, Department of Sociology, Screen Arts & Cultures, School of Social Work, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.