Alexis J. Hoag, "Policing Black Bodies: Race & Gender in the Criminal Legal System" | Episode 3 | #TheDomesticGaze

The third episode of #TheDomesticGaze is out!

Sinead McCausland
July 22, 2020

We are so honoured and pleased to feature Alexis J. Hoag in the third and final episode of this series of #TheDomesticGaze. 

Alexis Hoag is Practitioner-in-Residence, Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative and a lecturer at Columbia Law School. She has spent over a decade as a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, primarily representing capitally convicted clients in federal post-conviction proceedings. Hoag’s scholarship interests include race and criminal justice, capital punishment, and civil rights. You can follow Alexis on Twitter here

In her episode "Policing Black Bodies: Race and Gender in the Criminal Legal System", Alexis draws on her vast and impressive array of experience as a criminal defense lawyer to discuss the history of the criminal legal system, how and why the criminal legal system is so inextricably tied to slavery, why we should abolish the police, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the disproportionate impacts systemic racism has on Black women. 

You can listen to her important and informative episode on Spotify, YouTube, or Instagram.




Further Reading:

From Alexis:

OUR GIRLS, OUR FUTURE: Investing in Opportunity & Reducing Reliance on the Criminal Justice System in Baltimore:

ACLU, Women's Rights and Criminal Justice:

The National Council, ending incarceration of women and girls:

Women's Prison Association:

From the Butler Library:

A Civil Rights Expert Explains the Social Science of Police Racism:

Feminist Freedom Warriors:

Five Questions on Policing, Protests, and Race for Civil Rights Lawyer Alexis Hoag:

The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls:

How Black Girls Get Pushed Out of School:

#TheDomesticGaze Listen now:

Terry McGovern, "Gender in the Pandemic: The Disproportionate Impacts on Women"

Vibhu Krishna, "Faces of the Frontline: Notes on Gender as a Frontliner Through Storytelling"

For more about the series: