Gateway Seminar: Global History of Imprisonment


This course centers the United States within a broader geographic examination of the history of prisons; looks at the how states have used penal spaces as tools of punishment; considers the consequences of the shifting terrain of people positioned outside of “normal” society and what it means to be criminally “othered”; interrogates the consequences of the ideological shift of the penitentiary from a reformative endeavor to one of punishment and explores the ramifications of the changed moral imperative of the penitentiary on the racial composition of penal spaces

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Theme (Concentration)

Law and Governance


Global and Comparative