Caroline Light teaches in Harvard’s Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She teaches courses on immigration, labor, and intersectional violence. Light’s recent book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense (Beacon Press, 2017) provides a critical genealogy of U.S. ideals of armed citizenship. Beginning with the centuries-old adage “a man’s home is his castle,” she tracks the history of lethal self-defense, from the duty to retreat to the “shoot first, ask questions later” ethos that prevails in many jurisdictions today.
Panel "Uni_Diversity": Surviving Inclusion
28th May 03.30 – 05.00 pm | Andrea Wright & Caroline Light