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Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot

Nadja Eisenberg Guyot

Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot is a scholar, teacher, and activist, who draws on black, feminist, queer, and trans theory and practice to write about and organize against incarceration and its violent permutations. They are a Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, exploring how racialized conceptions of womanhood are deployed within carceral-therapeutic institutions like drug courts and court-mandated rehabilitation programs in New York City. At a time when “rehabilitative” jails and alternatives to incarceration programs are being positioned as a solution to the crisis of mass incarceration, Nadja’s work shows how jail and prison reform projects are redistributing punishment and regulation throughout communities in ways that conceal, yet perpetuate, incarceration as a mode of social control. When they’re not teaching at Brooklyn College, organizing for prison abolition, or observing drug court, Nadja can be found awe-struck by neon lights in Times Square.

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