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  • Jacqueline Wang

    Assistant Professor of Culture and Media

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    wangjm@newschool.edu

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    B - Eugene Lang College Building - 65 West 11th Street

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    Jacqueline Wang

    Profile

    Jackie Wang is Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies. She is the author of Carceral Capitalism (2018), a book on the racial, economic, political, legal, and technological dimensions of the U.S. carceral state. Her forthcoming book manuscript, tentatively titled Vectors of Control, examines how, during the postwar period, calls to reform the U.S. criminal legal system catalyzed experimentation in the realm of criminal procedure and led to the development of new techniques of control. Rather than focusing exclusively on the role of the state in pursuing the policy path now known as ‘mass incarceration,’ her recent research looks at the role of reformers, nonprofits, the Cold War university, and financiers in shaping the development of the carceral state.

    Please direct keynote speaking and literary inquires to my agent Alison Lewis: alison@zpagency.com. Unfortunately I am not accepting invitations and requests at the moment and will not respond to external requests sent to my personal or work email. 


    Degrees Held

    B.A., Liberal Arts, New College of Florida

    M.A., African and African American Studies, Harvard University

    Ph.D., African and African American Studies, Harvard University


    Recent Publications

    Technoprecarious; co-authored with Anna Watkins Fisher, Silvia Lindtner, Ivan Chaar-Lopez, Cengiz Salman, McKenzie Wark, Kalindi Vora, Cass Adair, Lisa Nakamura, Cindy Lin, and Meryem Kamil; Goldsmiths Press, 2020.

    Carceral Capitalism, Semiotext(e), 2018.

     

    Poetry:

    The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void, Nightboat Books, 2021.

    The Twitter Hive Mind is Dreaming, Robocup Press, 2018.

    Tiny Spelunker of the Oneiro-Womb, Capricious, 2016.


    Research Interests

    Political Economy of the Carceral State 

    Critical Prison Studies 

    Racial Capitalism 

    Carceral Technologies 

    Surveillance Studies 

    Histories of the Black Radical Tradition 

    Capitalism Studies 

    Marxism

    Sound Studies

    Critical Race Theory

    Poetry and Poetics

    Psychoanalysis and Dream Studies


    Awards And Honors

    2020-2021. Fellow, Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, New School for Social Research.

    2019-2020. Arleen Carlson and Edna Nelson Graduate Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

    2019. Warren Center Dissertation Fellowship, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University.

    2018-2019. Weatherhead Dissertation Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

    2018. Film Study Center Fellow, Harvard University.

    2017. Pforzheimer Fellow, Black Feminism Project, Angela Davis Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

    2012. First Place, The Keith Wilson/Joe Somoza Poetry Prize, judged by poet John Chavez.

    2012. Ellis Wright Award.

    2012. Kundiman Poetry Fellow, Kundiman Organization and Writing Retreat.

    2011. Poet-in-Residence, Hermitage Artist Retreat.

    2010. John Ringling Towers Fund, Literary Arts Award.

    2008. Margaret L. Bates Award for Research in Gender Studies. 

    2006-2010. Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars Award.


    Current Courses

    Carceral Technologies

    Carceral Technologies (Fall 2020)

    Critical Theories of Race

    Critical Theories of Race (Fall 2020)

    Independent Senior Project

    Independent Senior Project (Fall 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Fall 2020)

    Lost Grrrls

    Technologies of Capitalism

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