Linette Park is a Ph.D. Candidate with the Culture and Theory Program at the University of California, Irvine where she has also pursued emphases in Critical Theory, as well as Law, Culture, and Society. She was the recipient of the 2017-2018 Michael and Stacey Koehn Endowed Research Award in Critical Theory. Her dissertation, At the Edge of Abolition: Violence and Imagination in the History of California Lynch Law, examines the present day "lynching arrests" by interrogating the historical, political, and psychosocial formations of violence that inextricably bind these arrests to the longue durée of racial slavery and segregation in the United States. Her work thus concentrates on the structural paradigm that positions policing, lynching, and racial violence closely and continuously together throughout slavery's afterlife. Ms. Park holds a Master's from the Critical Studies Department at the California Institute of the Arts, and a Bachelor's in Studio Art from the University of California, Los Angeles.