Upcoming Projects

The Texas After Violence Project currently is planning oral history projects that will focus on violence as a public health concern. We are particularly interested in exploring transgenerational trauma associated with Texas lynchings and executions, inquiring into how private and state violence may perpetuate trauma symptoms throughout communities and across generations. We also hope to return to some of our past narrators for a longitudinal exploration of the ways in which their lives have changed in the years since our initial interviews. In addition to new oral history research and interviews, we are also working on new curated projects based on our archival material.

Current Projects

Project

Documenting Deaths in Texas’ Criminal Justice System

TAVP is collaborating with the Texas Justice Initiative (TJI) on a project to document the stories and experiences of those that have been directly impacted by deaths in Texas’ criminal justice system, especially deaths in police, jail, and prison custody. Much like TAVP’s mission to better understand how the death penalty impacts individuals, families, and communities, […]

Project

Fall Update

An update from our Executive Director.

Publication

Death Penalty and the Victims

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has just published Death Penalty and the Victims, which “includes perspectives from a broad range of victims. While some of them are family members of crime victims, others are victims of human rights violations in application of the death penalty, of its brutality and traumatic effects. […]

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The Darkest Hour

In 2014, Texas After Violence board member Betty Gilmore co-authored The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons with Nanon M. Williams. The Darkest Hour  “sheds light on the widespread impact of extreme isolation experienced by thousands of incarcerated individuals in Texas prisons — many of whom […]

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Prison Guards and the Death Penalty

When we think about the people affected by the death penalty, we may not think about guards on death rows. But these officials, whether they oversee prisoners awaiting execution or participate in the execution itself, can be deeply affected by their role in helping to put a person to death.

Upcoming Projects

Project

Documenting Deaths in Texas’ Criminal Justice System

TAVP is collaborating with the Texas Justice Initiative (TJI) on a project to document the stories and experiences of those that have been directly impacted by deaths in Texas’ criminal justice system, especially deaths in police, jail, and prison custody. Much like TAVP’s mission to better understand how the death penalty impacts individuals, families, and communities, […]