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Yingling, Tosha

Research Interests

African American studies; postcolonial theory; role of art and creation in incarcerated communities; prison abolition; and the pluralization of knowledges.

Biographical Notes

Tosha is a recent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BA in Women, Sexuality, and Gender Studies and a BA in English. With concentrations in African American Studies and Postcolonial Theory, her senior theses explored the racialized sexualities of incarcerated fat women on the show Orange is the New Black, and the post-material assembled identity of a decolonial subject in JM Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year. Her current research and activism focuses on the role of art and creation in incarcerated communities, prison abolition, and the pluralization of knowledges. She is interested in teaching at a collegiate level one day as well as continuing to work with those recovering from incarceration with the future goal of making “higher” education more accessible to inmates.

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