Contemporary Studies Programme presents

Slavery, the New Jim Crow, and Genocide

Lissa Skitolsky
Associate Professor of Philosophy Susquehanna University

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Lissa Skitolsky is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Susquehanna University. Her research in the fields of Continental philosophy and genocide studies aims to interrogate our cultural and political responses to mass violence and useless suffering. She has published articles on political theory, rhetoric and state sanctioned violence. She is currently working on a manuscript about the role that our notion of the ‘criminal’ has played in genocides in the past and present. As part of this project she is drawing on Hip-hop as testimony to carceral violence and the genocidal wounds inflicted by the US criminal justice system.