Grad Students

Kolleen Duley

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Her dissertation examines and critiques movements to pursue "gender responsive" prisons. She explores tensions between primary gender-based reforms and intersectional strategies to suggest that the latter can better confront the multiple axes of oppression facing women prisoners. Reform ought to be abolition-based, she argues, in order to address harm yet lessen (rather than expand) reliance on discriminatory practices associated with prisons and state sponsored punishment in the US.

Fields of Study

Activism and research focuses on race and gender formations, criminality and incarceration with an emphasis on remedial law and community justice strategy


J.D., UCLA School of Law
Ph.D Candidate, Gender Studies, UCLA