Critical Inquiry is a small group of professors and students who meet monthly to read and discuss together in the spirit of open debate and inquiry.
The rationale for the group was to provide a space to discuss the intellectual questions that animate college in prison such as power, discipline, race, gender, and pedagogy. Over the past several years, our conversations and topics have evolved and changed depending on the conversations among students and professors.
The topics have ranged from:
the idea of happiness
Some examples of the authors we’ve read are bell hooks, Sarah Ahmed, Herbert Marcuse, Elizabeth Povinelli, Ursula K. LeGuin, Walter Benjamin and Robin D.G. Kelley.