Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She has been deeply involved in movements for economic, racial, and gender justice over many decades.
In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the social problems associated with criminalisation and imprisonment. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, which is dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.
Her research interests include feminism, critical theory, Marxism and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.