Conversations surrounding school discipline have largely focused on the ways that schools and their punitive policies have funneled students into the criminal justice system through the school to prison pipeline. Recently, there has been an increase in scholarship from scholars who argue that schools are not only funneling students into prisons, but that schools and prisons operate as a nexus – the two working symbiotically to discipline and punish students of color, predominantly Black male students (Meiners, 2010; Sojoyner, 2013). Drawing from these analyses, I argue that schools are characterized by multi-layered disciplinary landscapes that operate as carceral sites onto themselves, specifically in relationship to Black girls.

Author Biography

Connie Wun is the founder and director for Transformative Research: An Institute for Research and Social Transformation. She has also been the recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship, American Association for University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Illinois College of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, and UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship. Her work has been published in the Berkeley Review of Education, Critical Sociology, Educational Policy, Educational Theory and Practice, and Race, Ethnicity, and Education.



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