Michael Meranze

Michael Meranze is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Laboratories of Virtue: Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia 1760-1835 (North Carolina, 1996), co-editor (with David Garland and Randall McGowen) of America’s Death Penalty: Between Past and Present (NYU, 2011) and numerous essays on legal and intellectual history. He also co-edits the blog Remaking the University.


Taking Care

Barbara Taylor's "The Last Asylum" is a gripping account of her own madness and a historical reflection on asylums and the implication of their demise....

Pathology of the Carceral State

Crime and Punishment: Is it too late to control the carceral state? Michael Meranze on Marie Gottschalk’s "commanding and disturbing" new book....

We Wish We Weren’t in Kansas Anymore: An Elegy for Academic Freedom
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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