Arts + Justice

Approaching justice from the perspective of arts and culture enables us to attend to its affective, embodied, social, and political dimensions, thus bringing together a range of cross-disciplinary dialogues.


Forrest Stuart
But in the void, young residents like the Corner Boys have developed new, creative, online strategies for making ends meet.
Guyora Binder
Robert Weisberg
To lawyers, at least, the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences represent techniques for determining, representing, measuring, and summing desire. 
Conclusion: Making Flesh Matter
Amber Jamilla Musser
Put another way, can the possibilities of masochism as sexual exceptionalism/subversion... extend to black women?
Posing in Prison: Family Photographs, Emotional Labor, and Carceral Intimacy
Nicole R. Fleetwood
The photographs they send are studio portraits taken by incarcerated photographers whose job in prison is to take pictures. Allen poses in these photographs sometimes with props, always in uniform. The backdrops are designed and painted by incarcerated people. They break up the uniformity and repetition of the prison attire and staged poses. There are also photographs from our visits to see Allen. In most of these, he stands in the center and we huddle around, hugging him as tightly as we can.
Huntsville Station
Jamie Meltzer and Chris Filippone

In this film, inmates are released from Huntsville State Penitentiary, taking in their first moments of freedom with phone calls, cigarettes, and quiet reflection at the Greyhound station up the block.

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