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Liat Ben-Moshe

CLJ Faculty, Acting Graduate Director

Criminology, Law, and Justice


Building & Room:

4056B BSB


1007 W Harrison St.

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2469

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ben-Moshe holds a PhD in Sociology (2011) with concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Disability Studies from Syracuse University and was an AAUW Research Fellowship recipient for 2017-2018. Her areas of interest are: Incarceration and decarceration/ Critical prison studies/Prison abolition; Disability Studies/Mad Studies; Social theory (Feminist, Queer, Critical Race); Activism and resistance; Inclusive pedagogy

Selected Publications

Ben- Moshe, L. (2020) Decarcerating Disability:  Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition. University of Minnesota Press

Ben-Moshe, L., Chapman, C. and Carey, A. (eds.) (2014). Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the US and Canada. With a foreword by Angela Y. Davis. Palgrave

Ben-Moshe, L. (2018) Dis-Epistemologies of Abolition. Critical Criminology, 26(3), 341-355

Ben-Moshe, L. (2017) Why prisons are not the new asylums. Punishment and Society 19 (3), pp. 272 – 289