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Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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Professor of Geography at City University of New York & Associate Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics

Professor of Geography at City University of New York & Associate Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore Biography

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is a writer, educator, and researcher. She is a professor of earth and environmental sciences, and American studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, where she is also director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics.

Gilmore writes about abolition, racial capitalism, organized violence, organized abandonment, changing state structure, the aesthetics and politics of seeing, labor and social movements, and internationalism. She is the author of “Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation” (2022), and of the prize-winning “Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California” (2007). With Paul Gilroy she edited “Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference” (2021). “Change Everything” is forthcoming from Haymarket. The Antipode documentary Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore (dir Kenton Card, 2020) features her internationalist work.

She has co-founded many grassroots organizations including California Prison Moratorium Project; Critical Resistance; and Central California Environmental Justice Network. Honors include the Ralph Santiago Abascal Prize in Economic and Environmental justice (2003); the Southern California Library Lifetime Achievement Award (2007); A New Way of Life Re-entry Project Lifetime Achievement Award (2010); the American Studies Association Angela Y. Davis Award for Public Scholarship (2012); the Association of American Geographers Harold Rose Award for Anti-Racist Research and Practice (2014); the SUNY-Purchase College Eugene V. Grant Distinguished Scholar Prize for Social and Environmental Justice (2015-16); and the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Cultural Freedom Award (2020). In 2021 Gilmore was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a Marguerite Casey Foundation 2022 Freedom Scholar. In 2023 Clark University awarded her the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore Videos

  • Ruth Gilmore: The In/Security State
    Ruth Gilmore's panel presentation at the Subverting Surveillance Conference at Barnard College.
  • Ruthie Gilmore, "When the Prison Industrial Complex Masquerades ...
    Ruthie Gilmore, Critical Resistance 1997 Organizing Collective Critical Resistance presents “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex,” a ...
  • The Economy of Incarceration: Ruth Wilson Gilmore
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Ruth Wilson Gilmore Books

  • Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation
    Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation
  • Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (Abolitionist Papers)
    Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition (Abolitionist Papers)
  • Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California
    Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

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