Episode

4

Semester

Fall 2020

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Description

Episode 4 of the podcast features Amanda Hughett discussing the history of prisoner labor unions. The work examines how efforts to litigate around prison conditions in the 1970s unintentionally cut against imprisoned people’s efforts to mobilize at the grassroots level.

Publication Date

9-23-2020

Recording Date

July 2020

Picture

Music Credit

“Drops of H2O (The Filtered Water Treatment)” by J.Lang (c) 2012 Creative Commons (3.0). Ft: Airtone.

Speaker Research Focus

Criminal Law and Procedure, Employment and Labor Law, Labor Markets and Work Policy

Speaker Bio

Amanda Hughett is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield and an affiliated researcher at The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, where she spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow. She was previously a Law and Social Sciences Doctoral Fellow at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, and she received her PhD in History from Duke University in 2017. Currently, she is at work on her first book, Silencing the Cell Block: The Making of Modern Prison Policy in North Carolina and the Nation, which examines how civil liberties lawyers and public officials reshaped prison policy in response to prisoners' activism during the 1960s and 1970s. Hughett's manuscript was selected for participation in the American Society for Legal History’s Wallace Johnson First Book Program.

Host Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Host Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Producer Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Producer Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD & Caroline Funk, PhD

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