"Punishment in Popular Culture" Conference
Charles Hamilton Houston Forum
On Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, in the Alumni House at Amherst College, there will be a conference entitled “Punishment in Popular Culture.” The conference will feature presentations from a number of distinguished scholars, including Amy Adler (NYU), Brandon Garrett (Virginia Law), Kristen Henning (Georgetown Law), Daniel LaChance (University of Massachusetts), Larry May (University of Minnesota), Karl Shoemaker (University of Wisconsin Law), Aurora Wallace (NYU Steinhardt) and Kristen Whissel (UC Berkeley). The conference will explore the presence of punishment as a subject in American popular culture. This conference is being sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Forum on Law and Social Justice and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.