Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She writes about racial capitalism, organized violence, organized abandonment, changing state structure, criminalization, labor, and social movements. A second edition of the prize-winning Golden Gulag (2007) will appear later in 2018. Recent works include “Beyond Bratton” in Policing the Planet (2016) and “Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence” in Futures of Black Radicalism (2017). Gilmore has lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. She is a co-founder of many grassroots organizations including California Prison Moratorium Project and Critical Resistance.

As of March 2018