Ph.D. Student Profiles

Jones, Carmen

  • Email: carmen.jones@rutgers.edu
  • Research Interests: Prison Abolition; Affect; Transformative Justice; Feminist Media; Critical Race Theory
  • Education: 2019/BA in Philosophy and Women's Studies/ Old Dominion University

Bio

Carmen Jones (she/her) earned her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in 2019, where she double majored in Women’s Studies and Philosophy. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in a grassroots prison abolitionist movement and co-founded a feminist organization designed with the vision to empower women and femmes by cultivating a safe space to critically engage with different forms of media. Throughout 2019, Carmen also collaborated with her former professor on grant-funded research that centered on surveillance and emotional governance.

Some texts that she considers foundational to her personal/political views are as follows: All About Love by bell hooks; Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown; Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Davis; and How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos.

Carmen enjoys learning about various areas of political struggle as she firmly believes that every movement is connected. Given this, she is enthusiastic about collaborating with others, not only to strengthen comradeship but to also engage in critical research and action to further support community-based social justice efforts. 

Preferred Pronoun: She/Her