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Bending the Arc: On Abolition and Carceral Knowledge with Dr. Briggs

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In this episode, we speak with CSU Chico professor Dr. Lindsay Briggs about abolition and carceral logic.  Our conversation also touches on the principles of anarchy, public health and more. 

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You can learn more about Lindsay by reading her bio below.

Dr. Lindsay Briggs (she/her) is a queer tenured faculty member of Native descent in the Department of Public Health & Health Services Administration (PHHA) at California State University, Chico. Dr. Briggs graduated from Indiana University’s School of Public Health in 2011 and holds both a Ph.D. in Health Behavior and an MPH with a concentration in Behavioral Health. Prior to pursing her Ph.D. Lindsay worked as the national program manager for sexuality and substance use programs for feminist organization, Girls Incorporated®. Raised in a feminist family, Lindsay has pursued feminism, equity and social justice her entire life and is passionate about working across disciplines to promote social justice in the field of public health. Dr. Briggs teaches Human Sexuality, Health Equity, and Mental & Emotional Health at Chico State. Over her career at Chico, Lindsay has won the Conversations on Diversity “Walk the Line” award and the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center’s Harvey Milk Award for her activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community and the Elizabeth Renfro Award on behalf of her support and dedication to the GSEC as a faculty mentor. Dr. Briggs is invested in the long-term health and stability of the University and is committed to utilizing her background and training in diversity issues and community activism to everything she does on campus. As an anarchist and abolitionist, Lindsay actively and continuously works on her allyship so that she can strive to align herself with students, staff and faculty on a variety of diversity and inclusion issues, and is committed to ensuring that all perspectives are heard and reflected in the wider university system.

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