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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
  • Law

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A study of sociological theorists. Designed to teach the theoretical foundations necessary for the critical study of crime and justice, the course will cover a range of theories focusing on those that assist in a critique of problems of power in matters of crime and justice.

A study of sociological theorists. Designed to teach the theoretical foundations necessary for the critical study of crime and justice, the course will cover a range of theories focusing on those that assist in a critique of problems of power in matters of crime and justice.

Examination of the meaning of justice across a variety of contexts. The aim of this course is to develop historical, structural, social, and ethical analyses of justice applicable to contemporary social issues, institutional case studies, and social processes. Contradictions between theory and practice are highlighted.

Research

Research Interests

  • Black Studies

Select publications

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

Tryon P. Woods (2019).
Marronage, Here and There: Liberia, Enslavement's Conversion, and the Settlers-Not
International Labor and Working Class History, no. 96, 1-22.

Tryon P. Woods (2018).
The Implicit Bias of Implicit Bias Theory
Drexel Law Review, 10, 631-672.

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 in the Mediterranean: Excavating Black Power in the Migrant Question (Manchester University Press forthcoming), and Blackhood At-Large: The Cinema of Social Death (forthcoming).

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