Blackhood against the Police Power

On today’s episode, we’re joined by Dr. Tryon Woods to discuss his book, Blackhood against the Police Power: Punishment and Disavowal in the “Post-Racial” Era.

Dr. Tryon Woods is Associate Professor of crime and justice studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he teaches Black Studies and critical approaches to de-disciplining knowledge. In Blackhood against the Police Power, Dr. Woods “addresses the punishment of ‘race’ and the disavowal of sexual violence central to the contemporary ‘post racial’ culture of politics."

Blackhood against the Police Power, is available at and other fine booksellers. You can find him online at You can connect with the press on Facebook and @msupress on twitter, where you can also find me @kurtmilb.

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