Dr. Ben-Moshe will question the idea that prisons are today "the new asylums." By doing so, she will nuance the relation between disability/madness and mass incarceration. The talk will interrogate the medicalization and criminalization of homelessness and the disabling effects of imprisonment. Ben-Moshe will question the story that deinstitutionalization failed and led people to being homeless and then incarcerated.
Co-sponsored by J. Scott and Susan MacDonald Miller Center for Student Disability Services and Miami University Humanities Center.