Anoop Mirpuri Anoop Mirpuri Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Neuberger Hall M414 | 503-725-3560 |

Anoop Mirpuri's current research explores the relationship between the history of racial capitalism, the radical prison movement in the postwar U.S., and mass incarceration. He is working on a book manuscript entitled “Articulations of Violence: Race, Punishment, and the Ends of Capital.” This project looks back on Attica and other prison revolts in the late 1960s and early 70s, considers their consequence to neoliberal social formations, and their implications for how we imagine and understand the relation between different forms of political practice, class struggle, technologies of confinement, and the meaning of violence. Prior to arriving at Portland State, Mirpuri was Assistant Professor of English at Drew University, and a research fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at University of Virginia. He is currently the co-convener of the American Studies Association's Critical Prison Studies Caucus.

  • “Mass-Incarceration, Prisoner Rights, and the Legacy of the Radical Prison Movement,” in The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013.
  • “Why Can't Kobe Pass (the Ball)? Race and the NBA in an Age of Neoliberalism,” in Commodified and Criminalized: New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports. Eds. David Leonard and C. Richard King. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.
  • “Affect, Ethics, and the Imaginative Geographies of Permanent War: An Interview with Derek Gregory.” Co-authored with Keith P. Feldman and Georgia M. Roberts. Theory & Event 12.3 (2009).
  • “Antiracism and Environmental Justice in an Age of Neoliberalism: An Interview with Van Jones.” Co-authored with Keith P. Feldman and Georgia M. Roberts. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 41.3 (2009).
  • “Theories of Race in the Twentieth Century," Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896-Present: From the Age of Segregation to the 21st Century. New York: Oxford University Press (2009).