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Anna Terwiel
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: (860) 297-5257 Office Location: Downes Memorial 203
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017 View office hours for Fall 2021
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Northwestern Univ.
Diplome, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris
M.A., New School for Social Research
B.A., Univ Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Anna Terwiel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research lies at the intersection of political theory, feminist theory, and medical humanities. In her book project, Beyond the Prison: The Politics of Abolition, Professor Terwiel examines the resurgence of abolitionist projects in the contemporary United States. Focusing on prisons, she argues that abolition can realize its political commitments to justice, freedom, and equality only if it keeps problematization—the unsettlement of established assumptions—at its core.

Before coming to Trinity, Professor Terwiel taught at Northwestern University, the Feinberg School of Medicine, and Stateville Correctional Center. In the classroom, she combines theory with case studies to help students explore the contemporary political stakes of theoretical texts. She encourages students to develop their own interpretations through writing and collaborative class discussion.