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Dan Berger publishes Rethinking the American Prison Movement

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger has published Rethinking the American Prison Movement. The book, coauthored with Toussaint Losier (Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst), provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system throughout the 20th century. The book has been hailed as "necessary and important" ...

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Dan Berger publishes op-ed about Charlottesville tragedy

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed in the Washington Post about the Charlottesville tragedy. The op-ed, “When white supremacists strike, police don’t always strike back,” connects the killing of an antiracist protestor in Charlottesville to the 1979 Ku Klux Klan murders of five antifascist demonstrators in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of those killed was Cesar Cauce, brother of UW President Ana Mari Cauce. In his op-ed, Berger notes ...

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Eight IAS Faculty Members Promoted

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Eight IAS faculty members were promoted this year.  S. Charusheela was promoted from associate to full professor.  Becky Aanerud and David Goldstein were promoted from senior to principal lecturer.  Dan BergerShauna CarlisleJohanna Crane, and Santiago Lopez were promoted with tenure from assistant to associate professor.  And Kristin Gustafson was promoted from lecturer to senior lecturer.

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Dan Berger's Captive Nation featured in Social Justice

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger wrote and spoke about his award-winning book Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era recently. The journal Social Justice published a review forum on the book in its latest issue, with commentary from Sarah Haley, Toussaint Losier, and Waldo Martin as well as an author's response from Berger. He also ...

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Dan Berger joins the blogging team at Black Perspectives

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger joins the blogging team at Black Perspectives, a project of the African American Intellectual History Society. Berger was one of 13 scholars from around the country to join the blog. He will be writing monthly pieces for Black Perspectives. His current article, "Black Genealogies of Power," looks at ...

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