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Dr Zoe Colley works on twentieth century American history, with a focus upon race, crime, and political organizing. I am also interested in the policing of African American communities, and the struggle against racism within the criminal justice system. Before joining the University of Dundee un 2004, I worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews. I was a Scouloudi Doctoral Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research during 2002.
My current research examines the intersection between the criminal justice system and African American activism during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
- I am close to completing a monograph, which has been provisionally titled Presumed Guilty: Black Power, Radical Politics, Crime, and Justice.
- I am also writing a journal article on the use of behavioural modification against politically active prisoners in the 1960s and 1970s, entitled “Erasing Minds: Behavioral Modification, Political Prisoners, and Psychological Experimentation in America’s Prisons, 1960-1974.”
- I am working on a journal article on prison reform in Arkansas from the 1950s through to the 1980s.
- America: Land of the Free (HU22001, level 2)
- America in the Sixties (HY32032, level 3)
- Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights Movement (HY42038, level 4)
- Directed Reading in Historical Research (HY52025, level 5)
- Documenting Dissent: Power, Protest, and Social Justice in the Twentieth Century (HY52031, level 5).
- Historical Skills and Sources (HY52006, level 5).
- History and Documentary (HY52029, level 5)
- Public History (HY51045, level 5)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, Newcastle University
Award Date: 1 Jan 2003
Master of Arts, Newcastle University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1998
Bachelor of Arts, Newcastle University
Award Date: 1 Jan 1997
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The Nation of Islam and the US Criminal Justice System 1930-1975
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
5/04/14 → 4/05/14
Erasing minds: behavioral modification, the prison rights movement, and psychological experimentation in America's prisons, 1962–1983Colley, Z., Feb 2023, In: Journal of American Studies. 57, 1, p. 84-111 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile39 Downloads (Pure)
The Making of Eldridge Cleaver: The Nation of Islam, Prison Life, and the Rise of a Black Power IconColley, Z., 1 Jun 2020, In: Journal of Civil and Human Rights. 6, 1, p. 61-90 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile245 Downloads (Pure)
War without Terms: George Jackson, Black Power and the American Radical Prison Rights Movement, 1941-1971Colley, Z., Apr 2016, In: History. 101, 345, p. 265-286 22 p., 12228.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
“All America is a Prison": The Nation of Islam and the Politicization of African American Prisoners, 1955-1965Colley, Z., May 2014, In: Journal of American Studies. 48, 2, p. 393-415 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Ain't Scared of Your Jail: arrest, imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement.Colley, Z., 2012, Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida. 160 p. (New Perspectives on the American South)
Research output: Book/Report › Book