Crime and Justice Studies faculty profile photo of Tryon Woods

Tryon Woods, PhD

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

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Liberal Arts 392C


Education

2007University of California, IrvinePhD
2000Arizona State UniversityMS
1995Wesleyan UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Crime & Justice Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Women & Gender Studies

Research

Research interests

  • Black Studies

Select publications

P. Khalil Saucier and Tryon P. Woods (2020).
Ex Aqua: Excavating Black Power in the Mediterranean
Manchester University Press

Tryon P. Woods (2019).
Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the "Post-Racial" Era
Michigan State University Press

P. Khalil Saucier, Tryon P. Woods, Patrice Douglass, Barnor Hesse, Tamara K. Nopper, Greg Thomas, Connie Wun (2016).
Conceptual Aphasia in Black: Displacing Racial Formation
Lexington Books

Dr. Woods teaches Black Studies and critical approaches to de-disciplining knowledge. He has taught at Providence College, Brown University, Rhode Island College, Sonoma State University, and Long Beach State University. He has also taught at San Quentin State Prison in the San Francisco Bay Area and worked with community 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' books include On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness (Africa World Press 2015), Conceptual Aphasia in Black: Displacing Racial Formation Theory (Lexington 2016), Blackhood Against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the “Post-Racial” Era (Michigan State University Press 2019), Ex Aqua: Excavating Black Power in the Mediterranean (Manchester University Press 2020), and Blackhood At-Large: The Cinema of Social Death (forthcoming).  

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