Friday, 20 March 2009

Julia Chinyere Oparah

Julia Chinyere Oparah is a professor of Ethnic Studies at Mills College, a women’s liberal arts college in Oakland, California, author (under her previous name, Julia Sudbury) of Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women’s Organisations and the Politics of Transformation (Routledge 1998) and editor of Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex (Routledge 2005).

Oparah is involved in the prison abolitionist, anti-violence and global justice movements and is a co-founder of Sankofa, a support group for transracial adoptees in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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