Home > People > U-M Researchers . Off-Campus . Training . Postdocs . Predocs . Staff . Experts . Disciplines

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Xu et al find lower cognition at midlife for adults born during China's 1959-61 famine

UM's Wolfers on separating deep expertise from partisanship in analyses of economic condtions

Findings by Burgard, Kalousova, and Seefeldt on the mental health impact of job insecurity

More News

Highlights

Apply by Jan 8 for NIA-supported PSC post-doc fellowship, to begin Sept 1, 2018

On Giving Blue Day, help support the next generation through the PSC Alumni Grad Student Support Fund or ISR's Next Gen Fund

Bailey et al. find higher income among children whose parents had access to federal family planning programs in the 1960s and 70s

U-M's campus climate survey results discussed in CHE story

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

Heather Ann Thompson

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 policing and mass incarceration, and the current criminal justice system. Her recent award-winning book, Blood in the Water, focuses on the history and legacy of the Attica Prison Rebellion in 1971.

Select Publications

Books

Thompson, Heather Ann. Forthcoming. Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. New York: Pantheon. Abstract. Public Access.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2010. Speaking Out: Activism and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s. Boston: Prentice Hall.

Journal Articles

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2014. "Lessons from Attica: From Prisoner Rebellion to Mass Incarceration and Back." Socialism and Democracy, 28(3): 153-171. DOI.

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. 2011. "Downsizing the Carceral State: The Policy Implications of Prison Guard Unions." Criminology and Public Policy, 10(3): 771-779. DOI.

View additional select publications of Heather Ann Thompson