Our Talks

Book Talks

Virtual Presentation: Keynote, Furman University

Apr 19, 2021

Virtual Presentation: Keynote, Department of Sociology, Pacific Lutheran University

Apr 26, 2021

Virtual Presentation: Race Workshop, Department of Sociology, Duke University

Sep 16, 2021

Virtual Presentation: Elders and Allies/Free the People Roc Rochester, New York

Jun 27, 2022

Carleton College

Oct 14, 2022

Virtual Presentation: National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA)

Dec 07, 2022

Virtual Presentation Social Workers and Allies Against Solitary Confinement (SWASC)

Book Salon, Sociologists for Women in Society

Jan 13, 2023

Scholar in the Library, University of Delaware

Feb 8, 2023

Solitary Confinement from Both Sides of the Bars, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

Mar 14-18, 2023

Caring for Those on Both Sides of the Bars Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

Mar 14-18, 2023

Dr. Earl Smith was a featured guest on the Representations Webinar with Dr. Carolyn Heldman where they discussed the Gender-Based Violence in Sport Database

Oct 12, 2023
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The Takeaway with Melissa Harris Perry

We hear from co-authors, Earl Smith, Rubin Distinguished Emeritus Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Sociology at Wake Forest University, and Angela Hattery, Professor of Women & Gender Studies and co-director at the Center for the Study & Prevention of Gender-Based Violence at the University of Delaware. Listen to podcast episode

Proofing and Lies with Reilly and Elle

Dr. Earl Smith and Dr. Angie Hattery come on to talk about their new book Way Down in the Hole: Race, Intimacy, and the Reproduction of Racial Ideologies in Solitary Confinement. Listen to podcast episode

Prison Care Episode 1: Solitary Confinement

Sabrina gets to interview Drs. Angela Hattery and Earl Smith, professors of Sociology and authors of the new book, WAY DOWN IN THE HOLE. Learn about Solitary Confinement. Learn about its torturous impact on those held in those solitary cells, and on the Correctional Officers who work the unit. Part 1 of 2. Listen to podcast episode

Prison Care Episode 2: The Ones You Never Forget

In this 2nd of a 2-part interview, Sabrina talks with Drs. Hattery and Smith -- Angie and Earl -- about solitary confinement and the study they did that led them to write Way Down in the Hole. Meet some of the folks whose stories they will never be able to forget. Listen to podcast episode


We talked to 100 people about their experiences in solitary confinement – this is what we learned

The United States leads the world in its use of solitary confinement, locking away in isolation more of its population than any other country. Read the full article

Victims of Abuse Should Get the Same Top Care as Athletes

Two vastly different experiences — serving as a “guest coach” on the sidelines for a Division I football team and volunteering in a busy emergency department — showed me just how unequal and damaging the lack of care provided for women who are victims of domestic violence can be. Read the full article