Carceral Geography at the AAG, Chicago IL, 2015

logo_aagCarceral Geographers attending the AAG meeting in Chicago, IL next Spring should have plenty to keep their attention. Jen Turner and Dominique Moran have put together a series of linked sessions which draw together some really exciting work and should provide plenty of scope for discussion and conversation. Join us!

Carceral Geographies I: Theorisations of Confinement

  • Christophe Mincke: Prison: Legitimacy Through Mobility?
  • Elizabeth A. Brown: Care, carceral geographies, and the reconfiguration of mass incarceration
  • Kimberley Peters: ‘Unlock the volume’: bringing height and depth to carceral mobilities
  • Stephanie Figgins: Between the Sheets of the U.S. Deportation Regime

Discussant:         Nick Gill


Carceral Geographies II: Prison Architecture and Design

  • Gideon Boie: Fit IN Stand OUT: Rules and Elements for Humane Prison Architecture
  • Jennifer Turner: Shaping ‘inhabitation’: the complexities of prison design and prison building
  • Dominique Moran: Prison architects as moral agents: is it possible to design a ‘healthy’ prison?
  • Fie Vandamme: Prison Up Close: the new subject of a penitentiary spatial structure

Discussant:         Lauren Martin


Carceral Geographies III: Activity, Agency and Organisation

  • Katie Hemsworth:”Prisoner’s Talking Blues”: Music, emotion, and spatiality in prisons
  • Orisanmi Burton: The Politics of Containment: Prison-Based Activism in the Empire State
  • Lloyd Gray: How do prisoners experience and perceive the education environment within a prison? An interpretative phenomenological analysis approach
  • Geraldine Brown: A holistic evaluation of delivering a community based food growing mentoring programme in a prison setting with substance misuse offenders.

Discussant:         Shaul Cohen


Carceral Geographies IV: Gendered and Embodied Confinement.

  • Victoria Knight: Modus Vivendi: The cell, emotions, social relations and television
  • Jessica Bird: Segregation in Scottish Prisons: A Socio-Spatial History
  • William Payne: Governmentality, performativity and sexuality – A scholarly consideration of a drag show in a prison
  • Rae Rosenberg: Transgender Embodiment in Carceral Space: Hypermasculinity and the US Prison Industrial Complex

Discussant:         Karen M. Morin


Carceral Geographies V: (Re)defining Boundaries

  • Elizabeth Bos: We were there too: Reflexive experiences of evaluating a prison gardening intervention
  • Dana Cuomo: Incarceration and domestic violence: Perspectives from victims on the outside
  • Tony Sparks: The Asylum is on These Streets: Managing Mental Illness in the Carceral Community
  • Avril Maddrell: The charity shop, permeable carcarel spaces, gendered power relations, reparation and rehabilitation

Discussant:         Jennifer Turner


Carceral Geographies VI: (Re)defining Boundaries 2

  • Nathan Kahn: Public Memory, Landscape, and Historic Carcerality at the Groveland Correctional Facility
  • Oriane Simon: Extraordinary Rendition’s Transfers in Ambiguous Spaces
  • Vanessa Anne Massaro: Prison’s revolving door and the porous boundaries of carceral spaces
  • Stephen Sherman: Why Drug-Free School Zones are Bad for Communities: Evaluating sentence enhancement zone outcomes across urban forms

Discussant:         Dominique Moran


Carceral Geographies VII: Future Directions in Carceral Geographies

Panelists:             Shaul Cohen, Nick Gill, Dominique Moran, Deirdre Conlon, Jennifer Turner