Jamila Hammami

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Jamila Hammami

Jamila Hammami is a Texan abolitionist cross-movement grassroots community organizer, movement and communications strategist, and scholar.

For twenty years, Jamila’s organizing work has focused on anti-imperialism/ militarism, human rights, racial, migratory, and queer justice; and bridging the prison-industrial complex and border abolition movements.

Jamila’s scholarly writing and research explore human rights, race, MENA region, migration, political economy, empire, militarism, fascism, surveillance, labor, community organizing, movement strategy, borders/ boundaries, LGBTQI/PLHIV communities, and carceral studies.

A Sundance Creative Change and an Opportunity Agenda Communications Institute alum, Jamila focuses on movement and communications strategy to build People Power.

Jamila is a National Organizing Director defending activists, students, educators, organizers, and marginalized communities experiencing attacks on their First Amendment Rights and a Frederick Douglass 200 Bicentennial Abolitionist Honoree.

Resistance Archiving: Reflections on the IMMPrint Detention Stories Project.


Shull, T. & Hammami, J. (2024). Resistance Archiving: Reflections on the IMMPrint Detention Stories Project. A. Aldama & J. Ordaz (Eds.). Resistance and Abolition in the Borderlands: Confronting Trump’s Reign of Terror. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

 Co-Authored Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter 

A Roundtable on Environmental Injustice and Border Abolition.


Cohen, Crow-Willard, Dutta Gupta, Hammami, Jozef, Sacco, Shull, Walker, Wane, Watman, Wheatley. (2023). Special Issue: Alternatives to the Anthropocene: A Roundtable on Environmental Injustice and Border Abolition. Radical History Review, 2023(145).

Co-Authored Peer-Reviewed Journal Article 

Bridging Immigration Justice and Prison Abolition


Hammami, J. (2020). Bridging Immigration Justice and Prison Abolition. K. Chávez & E. Luibhéid (Eds.), Queer and Trans Immigrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation. Part III: Resisting/Refusing, Chapter 9: Bridging Immigration Justice and Prison Abolition. Dissident Feminist Series. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

 Invited Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter 

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