Gender Studies & Anthropology
Black Performativity, Unabashed Reflexivity, and Reclaiming the Public Sphere: An Evaluation of Emporia State’s Victory at the 2013 U.S. Collegiate National Debate Tournament
Josh Feinzig is a senior at Yale University studying Ethics, Politics & Economics. He is currently writing his thesis on theories of nonviolent resistance to mass incarceration in the United States. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Josh’s research interests lie at the intersection of criminal justice policy and political theory, with a particular focus on the intellectual history of state justifications for mass incarceration. As a Yale Law School Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellow, Josh worked as an investigator for the New Orleans Public Defenders. Recently, he conducted a series of interviews across St. Louis jails, and published the resulting study on discriminatory and “debtors’ prison” practices. Josh has conducted criminal justice policy research at the White House Council of Economic Advisors and for the Connecticut Governor’s Youth and Urban Violence Commission, and currently serves as a city commissioner on the New Haven Peace Commission. He is also a co-founder and director of Project Youth Court, a regional alternative juvenile justice system that tries second-time misdemeanor offenses in New Haven. Josh is an avid hiker and bass player, and competes on the Yale Indoor Climbing Team.