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If I am Troy Davis, I Failed Troy Davis: Abolishing the Death Penalty through an Antiracist People’s Geography

February 13, 2015 Comments off

When Troy Davis was executed in Georgia on the 21st of September 2011 many folks had a range of different responses.  While until that moment I had not written about the Death Penalty, I had thought a great deal about about, especially after I moved to Georgia which has played such an important role in Death Penalty history within the U.S.   When the opportunity presented itself via an invitation from Jim Tyner and Josh Inwood to participate in a special issue on Davis’ execution I did not feel like I could say no, as difficult a paper as it was for me to write.

Here is the forthcoming paper from these efforts:

Heynen, N. (forthcoming) “If I am Troy Davis, I Failed Troy Davis: Abolishing the Death Penalty through an Antiracist People’s Geography.” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.

Just a special note that this will be the third paper that I have published in ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies and I want to say what an absolute pleasure it has been working with the editorial team there over these occasions.  Lawrence Berg, and the rest of the team at ACME, over the years have worked tirelessly with limited resources because they believe in the politics of open access publishing and I think they deserve wide ranging support and recognition for their efforts.