Queer and Trans (In)Justice: Violence & LGBTQ People in the U.S. Prison System
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Doors open at 6:00 PM
Meet & Greet with Light Refreshments: 6:30-7:00 PM
Presentation with Q&A to follow: 7:00-8:00 PM
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Sponsored by the Gay Alliance & the Social Welfare Action Alliance
About Leigh-Anne Francis, Ph.D.
Leigh Anne Francis holds a Ph.D. in United States and African American History, an M.A. in U.S. and World History, and a B.F.A. in Painting and Illustration.
Currently she is working on completing her first book length manuscript “Bad Girls” Race, Crime, and Punishment in New York State, 1893-1916” that analyzes the intersections of gender, race and class by exploring crime and punishment, labor and community, through the lens of black women’s experiences while offering comparisons with imprisoned native born and European immigrant white women.
As a Rutgers graduate student, she was a volunteer instructor at Mountainvew Youth Correctional Facility for Men in New Jersey. When she is not teaching or researching, she enjoys spending time with her spouse, Jenny, and their one year old twin sons, Rustin and Langston.
The African American Studies department of The College of New Jersey is an Interdisciplinary teacher scholar community whose faculty embodies professional excellence, promotes engaged learning, and provides original intellectual contributions to their respective fields. As teachers of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences, the department promotes the discovery and creation of knowledge, independent and critical inquiry, professional and scholarly activity, and student/faculty/community collaboration.