Tryon P. Woods

Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Crime & Justice Studies

Tryon P. Woods

Assistant Professor

Phone: 508-999-8765
Office: Liberal Arts, Room 392B 

Dr. Woods is Assistant Prof of Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he is affiliated with the African and African American and Women and Gender Studies programs.  His courses deal with historical, cultural, and political structures of racial and sexual violence, state power, and social justice.  Previously he has taught at Sonoma State University and Long Beach State University in California.  He has also taught inmates at San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area, and over the years has worked with community-based organizations in Oakland, Seattle, and New York City on police accountability, supportive housing for drug users, youth peer education, and HIV/AIDS prevention.  In addition to publishing articles across the humanities, social sciences, and law, Dr. Woods is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume to be published from Africa World Press entitled Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness: Africana Studies in the Twenty-First Century.  He also has two additional book projects underway: Post-Racial is the New Antiblack: Punishment and Disavowal in US Race and Sex Politics; and, Death, Debt, and Development’s Diasporas: Rethinking Racial Globalization Through Chiapas and the Niger River Delta.