Collegiate Affiliation

Yalile Suriel is an assistant professor of Universities and Power with particular expertise in carceral state history and civil rights history. Her research explores the intersections between the histories of carcerality and higher education in order to better understand how institutions of higher learning have shaped power relations within and beyond the institution. 

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: United States History, Stony Brook University
  • Bachelor's: Political Science, Stony Brook Univeristy


  • Universities and Power History
  • Carceral State History
  • Higher Education History
  • 20th Century African American
  • 20th Century Latinx
  • 20th Century United States