A Conversation with Joy James on the Captive Maternal and Marronage (New Bones Abolition)
Please note this seminar is now online only, via Microsoft Teams; registration is required
Joy James is the Ebenezer Fitch Professor of the Humanities at Williams College. A political philosopher who works with organizers seeking social justice and an end to militarism, James is the editor of The Angela Y Davis Reader; Imprisoned Intellectuals; and co-editor of The Black Feminist Reader. James’s most recent books include: In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love; New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the (After)Life of Erica Garner; and Contextualizing Angela Davis: The Agency and Identity of an Icon. Her forthcoming volumes ENGAGE: Indigenous, Black, Afro-Indigenous Futures and Beyond Cop Cities will be published this summer and fall.

James’ articles on the ‘Captive Maternal’ appear in:

Carceral Notebooks sites.williams.edu/jjames/files/2019/05/WombofWesternTheory2016.pdf;
the American Philosophical Association Blog blog.apaonline.org/2020/05/06/presidential-powers-and-captive-maternals-sally-michelle-and-deborah;
Scalawag scalawagmagazine.org/2023/04/captive-maternal-joy-james;
Parapraxis Magazine www.parapraxismagazine.com/articles/maternal-incoherence.

The State Crime Journal recently published ‘Captive Maternals vs. Compradors: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal’ www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.13169/statecrime.12.2.0146
Date: 25 April 2024, 17:00 (Thursday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Online only via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Professor Joy James (Williams College, USA)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://tinyurl.com/oppJoyJames
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark