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Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Professor, History, Residential College.
Ph.D., Princeton University
Dr. Thompson has conducted research and written on the history of mass incarceration and its current impact. Her recent work focused on the history and legacy of the Attica Prison Rebellion in 1971.
Thompson, Heather Ann. Forthcoming. Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. New York: Pantheon.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2010. Speaking Out: Activism and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s. Boston: Prentice Hall.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2013. "Unmaking the Motor City in the Age of Mass Incarceration." Journal of Law in Society, 15(1): 41-61.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2013. "Writing the Perilously Recent Past: The Historian's Dilemma." Perspectives on History, October 2013.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2011. "Rethinking Working-Class Struggle through the Lens of the Carceral State: Toward a Labor History of Inmates and Guards." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 8(3): 15-45. DOI. Abstract.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2013. "Criminalizing the Kids: The Overlooked Reason for Failing Schools." In Public Education Under Siege edited by Michael B. Katz, Mike Rose. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Thompson, Heather Ann. 2013. "From Researching the Past to Reimagining the Future: Locating Carceral Crisis, and the Key to its End, in the Long 20th Century." In The Punitive Turn: Race, Prisons, Justice, and Inequality. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press.