Ashleigh Campi’s essay for the “Race & Capitalism” series explores the intersection of these two forces through recent transformations in US public education. Campi discuss preemptive criminalization—how schools as social spaces have increasingly become sites of surveillance and punishment for students of color. Neoliberal policies, evident in the push for privatization, augment this process as many charter schools’ disciplinary policies are especially punitive regarding black youth.
Ashleigh M. Campi
Ashleigh M. Campi is a visiting assistant professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University. Her current book project Unstable Submission: The Authoritarian Bases of Neoliberal Rule in the United States, theorizes American neoliberalism as a political project based in antidemocratic relations of rule, and offers an historical account of the role of conservative media and movement organizations in cultivating these relations internally to conservative movement culture and imposing them externally.