Aundrey Jones is a PhD candidate in the department of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego. Grounded in Black Studies, literature, and history, his dissertation explores Los Angeles’ carceral history beginning with an examination of Black southern migration to Southern California during World War II. His work spans 1940s Los Angeles through the L.A. Uprising of 1992 by looking at how Black activists, artists, and intellectuals have radically (de)constructed their lived state of war in Black Los Angeles. He enjoys collecting vinyl records, shoes, funk music, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.