Khaleel Grant

PhD Program


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

History of the carceral state; imperialism; colonialism; marxism; Black radical tradition

Working Dissertation


Max Mishler
Melanie Newton


Khaleel is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of history with a collaborative specialization in women and gender studies (CWGS) at the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Their doctoral research examines the globalization of the prison-industrial-complex in the age of 20th century US empire. This project will investigate how US carceral knowledge, technology, and capital circulates, expands, and transforms globally through processes of exchange or "carceral borrowing." It also considers how these processes are facilitated through the production and exploitation of targeted populations located in underdeveloped nations as well as women, queer and trans folks, Black and Indigenous people, mad and disabled people, and the poor globally.


MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of Toronto