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Liat Ben-Moshe

CLJ Faculty, Director of Graduate Studies

Criminology, Law, and Justice


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4056B BSB


1007 W Harrison St.

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Associate Professor

Liat Ben-Moshe is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice. She is the author of Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition (University of Minnesota Press 2020) and co-editor (with Allison Carey and Chris Chapman) of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada (Palgrave 2014). Dr. Ben-Moshe holds a PhD in Sociology (2011) with concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Disability Studies from Syracuse University. Her areas of interest are: Incarceration and decarceration/ Critical prison studies/Prison abolition; Disability Studies/Mad Studies; Social theory (Feminist, Queer, Critical Race); Activism

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., & Steele, L. (2023). Symposium – Decarcerating Disability, Criminal Justice and Law: New Writing on Disability, Abolition and the Limits of Rights. Feminists@law12(1).

Ben-Moshe, L. and J. Whatcott (2021) Abolishing the Broom Closets in Omelas: Feminist Disability Analysis of Crisis and Precarity. Feminist Formations 33 (3), 1-25

Rodriguez, SM, Ben-Moshe, L and Rakes, H (2020) Carceral Protectionism and the Perpetually (In)Vulnerable. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 2020; 20(5): 537-550.

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