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Erica R. Meiners

Erica R. Meiners is a Professor of Education and Women's and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University - a public, urban institution in Chicago where she is also a union member of UPI: the University Professionals of Illinois.  As the Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor, I teach classes in justice studies, women’s and gender studies, and educational studies.

Meiners is the author of a number of books including: Right to be hostile: Schools, prisons and the making of public enemies (Routledge 2007), Public acts: Disruptive readings on making curriculum public with Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco (Routledge 2004), and with Therese Quinn, Flaunt It! Queers organizing for public education and justice. 


  • Abolition. Feminism. Now.

    An urgent, vital manifesto of intersectional, internationalist, abolitionist feminism, from leading scholar-activists Angela Y. Davis, Gina Dent, Erica Meiners, and Beth E. Richie.