Guest Lecture

Looking Back Across the Atlantic: Europe and the U.S. Prison System

Event Information

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2
  • 06108 Halle (Saale)

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Looking Back Across the Atlantic: Europe and the U.S. Prison System

Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced)

Nigel Hatton is an associate professor of literature and philosophy at the University of California, Merced, and a founding member of the University of California Critical Refugee Studies Collective (CRES). He has published articles on the writings of Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ivan Klima and others. Throughout graduate school and during his faculty appointments, he has simultaneously taught courses in journalism, literature and writing in California State Prisons through the Prison University Project (since 2003) at San Quentin State Prison, and the Prison Education Project (in 2014) at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Calif.

In his talk, “Looking Back Across the Atlantic: Europe and the U.S. Prison System”, Nigel Hatton will focus on the legacy of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and discuss the ways in which officials are looking at Europe for answers to the current U.S. prison problem.

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Dr. Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue will also participate as a discussant in this seminar session on the history and legacy of the US Civil Rights Movement and, following the talk by Dr. Nigel Hatton, provide remarks on colorblind politics and ethnic divisions from the era of the Civil Rights Movement up to today.