Alison Reed

Alison Reed is Asst. Professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she co-founded and directs Humanities Behind Bars, a grassroots network of prison education programs committed to abolitionist praxis. Her research on performance, identity, power, and social movements has been published in Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics; No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Duke, 2016); Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association; and Text and Performance Quarterly. In addition to a book project, Love and Abolition: The Social Life of Black Queer Performance, she is working on a collection of her poetry, portions of which have appeared in Hot Metal Bridge, CutBank, and Ocho.