Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008), A Sociology of Globalization(W.W.Norton 2007),… Continue Reading

Étienne Balibar

Étienne Balibar is a French philosopher and a professor at Columbia University. His publications in English include: Reading Capital (with Louis Althusser and al., Verso, 1965); Race, Nation, Class (with Immanuel Wallerstein, Verso, 1988); We, The People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship (Princeton University Press,… Continue Reading

Derecka Purnell

Derecka Purnell is a lawyer, writer, organizer, and author of forthcoming Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. She works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and trainings in community based organizations through an abolitionist… Continue Reading

Omavi Shukur

Omavi Shukur is a Practitioner-in-Residence at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought’s Initiative for a Just Society. He also holds an appointment as an Associate Research Scholar at Columbia Law. Omavi conducts research at the intersection of criminal law,… Continue Reading

Che Gossett

Che Gossett is a Black non binary femme writer and critical theorist specializing in queer/trans studies, aesthetic theory, abolitionist thought and black study. They received their doctorate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in May 2021. They received a… Continue Reading

Jocelyn Simonson

Jocelyn Simonson is a professor at Brooklyn Law School and the author of Radical Acts of Justice: How Ordinary People are Dismantling Incarceration (the New Press 2023). Professor Simonson writes and teaches about criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, and social change. Her scholarship… Continue Reading