Damien Sojoyner

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Associate Professor, Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology
University of California, Irvine

Research Interests
Anti-Carceral Studies, Education, Urban Anthropology, Race, Masculinities
First Strike: Educational Enclosures of Black Los Angeles. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Another Life is Possible: Black Fugitivity and Enclosed Places. Cultural Anthropology, 32 (4), 514-536, 2017

Black Radicals Make for Bad Citizens: Undoing the Myth of the School to Prison Pipeline. Berkeley Review of Education, 4(2), 241-263, 2013

Criminals, Planters and Corporate Capitalists: The Case of Public Education in Los Angeles. Black California Dreamin’, 1(1), 107-126, 2012

Masculinity Lockdown: The Formation of Black Masculinity in a California Public High School. Transforming Anthropology, 20(1), 5-16, 2012

Enclosures Abound: Black Cultural Autonomy, Prison Regime and Public Education. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 13(3), 349 – 365, 2010

Dissonance in Time: (Un)Making and (Re)Mapping of Blackness. In Futures of Black Radicalism. Gaye Teresa Johnson and Alex Lubin. London and New York: Verso Press. 2017

Changing the Lens. In From Education to Incarceration: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Anthony J. Nocella II, Priya Parmar and David Stovall, editors. New York: Peter Lang. Pp 54-66. 2014

Reality is Stronger than Fiction. In Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education. Amanda Gilvin, Craig Martin, and Georgia M. Roberts, editors. Syracuse: The Graduate School Press, Syracuse University. 2012

Voices From the Collective. With Cedric Robinson. In Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader. Christina Heatherton, Jordan Camp, editors. Southern California Library. 2010

With Intent? The Malicious Consequences of Prison – A collective review of The New Jim Crow, Children of the Prison Boom, and Disrupted Childhoods. Women Studies Quarterly. 43(1&2), 299-303, 2015

Review of Right to be Hostile: Schools, Prisons, and the Making of Public Enemies by Erica R. Meiners. Anthropology and Education Quarterly. 41(1), 118-119, 2010

Enclosure-Based Rhetoric and Fundamentals Behind the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Damien Sojoyner. University of Minnesota Press Blog.

Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary. Shana Redmond and Damien Sojoyner. Truthout.

Beyond Police Violence: A Conversation on Antiblackness, #BlackLivesMatter, #WeChargeGenocide and the Challenge to Educators. Connie Wun and Damien Sojoyner. Berkley Review of Education.
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