Heather Ann Thompson

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., American History, Princeton University
Research Interests:  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

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2017. Blood in the Water: The Attica Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. New York: Pantheon.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2016. ""A Continuing Evolving Process" the Predecessors and Origins of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements." In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement edited by Williams, Yohuru. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2016. "The Art of War the Cultural Productions of the 1950s and 1960s Era Black Freedom Struggles." In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, Heather Ann. 2016. "Power to the People Black Power." In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement edited by Williams, Yohuru. New York: Routledge.

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