Dr. Toussaint Losier is an Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Losier holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago, with his research focusing on grassroots responses to the postwar emergence of mass incarceration in Chicago. At the UMass Amherst, he teaches courses on African American History, Black Politics, Criminal Justice policy, and transnational social movements. His writing has been published or is pending in Souls, Radical History Review, Journal of Urban History, Wayne State Law Review, Race & Class, Against the Current, and Left Turn Magazine. He is co-author of Rethinking the American Prison Movement (Routledge) with Dan Berger and preparing a book manuscript tentatively titled, War for the Cities: Mass Incarceration, Black Liberation and the Remaking of the Carceral State.
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