Bench Ansfield

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Bench Ansfield graduated from Wesleyan University with High Honors in African American Studies, and went on to become a core member of the veteran anti-violence organization Philly Stands Up. Bench’s major research questions flow from this organizing work and are centered around the relationship of feminist and queer anti-violence politics to post-Jim Crow regimes of policing U.S. cities, gentrification, and the emergence of the prison industrial complex.

Gender & Sexuality Studies, Carceral Studies, Critical Race Theory, Urban History