UW Tacoma scholar’s book receives LGBT Studies honor

Emily Thuma

A book by Emily Thuma is the winner of a 2020 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies.

Her 2019 book, “All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence,” traces the history of anti-carceral feminism. The movement against gender violence and incarceration was forged by grass-roots women activists in and outside of prisons in the 1970s.

Activist Angela Davis praised the book, saying it “offers us a robust history of late 20th-century radical feminist antiviolence organizing,” adding: “Thuma reminds us that the activism of the present is built upon a legacy of work that traversed movements and prison walls.”

Thuma is an assistant professor in UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.