Building Abolition

Building abolition poster

Building Abolition is a Kule Institute for Advanced Studies-sponsored conference that will take place at the Banff Centre in September 2019. We have also received generous funding from the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, and (we are hoping!) the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The conference is being organized and hosted by myself, Kelly Struthers Montford (Sociology, University of British Columbia Okanagan), and Ada Jaarsma (Philosophy, Mount Royal University). Kelly and I will also be co-editing a book, proceeding from the conference, to be published in a new Routledge book series on Penal Abolitionism and Transformative Justice (series editors: Michael Coyle and David Scott). For more on the conference in coming months, visit: