Gabreélla Friday

Postdoctoral Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Ethnicity
Areas of Expertise Criminal Justice, Gender, Law Enforcement & Policing, Race, Identity & Ethnicity
Areas of Interest Time and social theory, mass incarceration, women's incarceration, women, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, critical criminology, social movements, resistance


Gabreélla (Ella) Friday completed her Ph.D. in Sociology at Binghamton University in May of 2022. She worked as a prisoner’s rights advocate, community organizer, professor, and researcher for Binghamton University and the greater Binghamton community. Her areas of specialization include mass incarceration, women, gender and sexuality studies, time and social theory, critical race theory, and social movements. Ella’s dissertation project centered the narratives of incarcerated women and how they understand, interact with, and even resist the time of imprisonment. More generally, she seeks to understand the intersections of race, gender, and time in order to construct a Black feminist understanding of time.


Prisoner's Rights as Human Rights; Race, Gender and Prisons; Introduction to Sociology

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Punishment Beyond Mass Incarceration Symposium

The Watson Institute, in a collaborative effort with the Urban Institute, hosted a two-day symposium, "Punishment Beyond Mass Incarceration" on April 4-5.
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