Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis is Professor Emerita at the History of Consciousness Department, University of California, Santa Cruz. Over the last thirty years, she has been active in numerous organizations challenging prison-related repression. Her advocacy on behalf of political prisoners led to three capital charges, sixteen months in jail awaiting trial, and a highly publicized campaign then acquittal in 1972. She is the author of seven books, including Women, Race & Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? On 5 April 2011, Prof Davis delivered the Second Annual Navayana Lecture on “The Contemporary Quests for Social Justice”.  She also wrote the Foreword to 13 Years: A Naxalite’s Prison Diary, a book written by Ramchandra Singh about the time he spent in prison.