Without disregarding the reality of having dis-proportioned numbers of people with disabilities (psychiatric, cognitive, learning disabilities) in jails and prisons, Dr. Ben-Moshe will caution against declarations that jails are becoming the largest mental health facilities in the U.S. She will offer a more nuanced explanation that incorporates perspectives from critical prison studies with disability studies/mad studies frameworks to shed new light on processes of incarceration and deinstitutionalization at present and in the past.
Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Toledo. She is an activist/scholar who has worked and published on such topics as deinstitutionalization and incarceration; prison abolition; disability, anti-capitalism and queerness; inclusive pedagogy; disability in Israel/Palestine and representations of disability.
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