Activist, Scholar, Researcher, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice

University of Illinois at Chicago

Liat Ben-Moshe is an activist-scholar-educator-researcher working at the intersection of incarceration, decarceration, abolition and disability/madness. Her work aims to expand what counts as incarceration to include all carceral locales (including residential institutions for people with intellectual disabilities, psych facilities and prisons/jails) and to connect deinstitutionalization, disability and mad movements to prison abolition activism through an intersectional lens. She is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (2020) and co-editor with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman of the anthology Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the US and Canada (2014).

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