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Dan Berger


Dan Berger is a professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell and curator of the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of prisoner activism and policy. His books include Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, which won the 2015 James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians; Rethinking the American Prison Movement, coauthored with Toussaint Losier; and Stayed on Freedom: The Long History of Black Power Through One Family’s Journey, which is forthcoming from Basic Books. His website is

IAS Associate Professor Dan Berger