Leanne Trapedo Sims

Leanne Trapedo Sims

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United States

Organization/Organización: Knox College

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Biography (English)

Leanne Trapedo Sims—Assistant Professor of Peace and Justice at Knox College—conducted trans-disciplinary research at the sole women’s prison in Hawai‘i. Her work interrogates the intersections of gender, Indigeneity, violence and state power in colonized Hawai‘i. Her book Reckoning with Restorative Justice: Hawai‘i Women’s Prison Writing is forthcoming with Duke University Press.

Her work appears in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2020 and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 2018 special issue, “Mapping Gendered Violence: Contemplating Conflict and Crisis in Contemporary Societal Struggles.”

At Knox, she will shape a new, interdisciplinary program. She plans to build an Inside-Out Prison Exchange program with Henry Hill Correctional Center; and establish a Restorative Justice Laboratory. She envisions the Lab as an incubator for local activists, artists, advocates, impacted families and the inside community to address reparative justice and mass incarceration.

Biografía personal (español)

Leanne Trapedo Sims, profesora adjunta de Paz y Justicia en Knox College, realizó una investigación transdisciplinaria en la única prisión para mujeres en Hawái. Su trabajo cuestiona las intersecciones de género, la comunidad indígena, violencia y poder estatal en el Hawái colonizado. Su libro Reckoning with Restorative Justice: Hawai‘i Women’s Prison Writing se publicará en Duke University Press.

Su trabajo aparece en Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2020 y en Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 2018, edición especial, "Mapeo de la violencia de género: contemplación del conflicto y la crisis en luchas sociales contemporáneas".

En Knox, dará forma a un nuevo programa interdisciplinario. Ella planea construir un programa de intercambio de prisiones de adentro hacia afuera con el Centro Correccional Henry Hill; y establecer un Laboratorio de Justicia Restaurativa que sea una incubadora para activistas locales, artistas, defensores, familias impactadas y la comunidad interna para abordar la justicia reparadora y el encarcelamiento masivo.

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