October 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Geography Colloquium | Prisoners and Animals: A Historical Carceral Geography, Oct. 25

The Geography Colloquium Series presents Dr. Karen Morin on “Prisoners and Animals: A Historical Carceral Geography” on Friday, Oct. 25, at 3:05 p.m. in Bentley 135.

Morin is an Associate Provost and Professor of Geography at Bucknell University.  In addition to carceral geography, her research interests include the history of geographical thought in North America, 19th century travel writing, postcolonial geographies, and critical animal studies.

Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals book coverMorin’s talk draws on her book Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals (2018) which focuses on the nexus of mass incarceration of humans and the captivity and mass exploitation of nonhuman animals. These processes are connected, historically and today, and in the talk she develops a framework for interpreting the many resonances across human and nonhuman carceral geographies and shared carceral logics. Thus she proposes an analysis of “the carceral” that includes spaces of nonhuman captivity, confinement, and enclosure alongside that of the human.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

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