Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot


Dr. Nadja  Eisenberg-Guyot is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SIG's T32 Training Program on HIV and Substance Use in the Criminal Justice System.


Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot is an abolitionist organizer and scholar whose work focuses on how trans and cis working class women who use drugs envision alternative models of healing, justice, substance use, and care against the carceral state and coerced rehabilitation.

In their dissertation, Nadja used ethnographic and archival research and correspondence with currently incarcerated people to argue that so-called "alternatives-to-incarceration" programs are not alternatives to criminalization, but rather redistribute its institutions and effects.

Nadja received their Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2022. In addition to their scholarly research, Nadja organizes for abolition and trans liberation in a variety of NYC movement spaces, including the Parole Preparation Project, Release Aging People in Prison, and the NYC Transformative Justice Hub.