Event Detail

Thu Mar 7, 2019
140 Moot Court Room, Boalt Hall, 4–6 PM
Kadish Lecture
Tommie Shelby (Harvard University)
The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit

Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, “The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit” with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley-Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities–Haas Distinguished Chair.

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University, where he has taught since 2000. He first became interested in philosophy and in the world of ideas more generally at Florida A & M University and earned his Ph.D in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh (1998).