Damien M. Schnyder is an Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at Scripps College within the Claremont College Consortium. Prior to this post, he was a University of California President’s postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he worked with Cedric Robinson. He researches the relationship among the public education system, prisons and the construction of Black masculinity in Southern California. He has researched and presented at conferences on the intersection between Black cultural production and social resistance.