Brooks, Sam

Education: BA 2019 Univ. California, Berkeley. Political Science, Concentration: Political Theory.




Sam (they/them) graduated with a BA in political theory from the University of California, Berkeley. They focus on transgender and carceral studies. In their current research, they are examining sexual violence and sexual freedom in American prisons, focusing on the experiences of queer, transgender, and women-identified inmates, and inmates of color, using a queer theoretical framework. Sam has been working as Director of Operations at the Young Women's Freedom Center in San Francisco, CA for the past two years, an organization that seeks to support system-involved youth, women, nonbinary, and transgender people in their process of self-liberation.