Mab Segrest

Mab Segrest is professor emeritus of gender and women’s studies at Connecticut College and the author of Administrations of Lunacy and Memoir of a Race Traitor (both from The New Press). A longtime activist in social justice movements and a past fellow at the National Humanities Center, she lives in Durham, North Carolina.

News and Reviews


Read an op-ed by author Mab Segrest in Time about the history of bias in medicine and its risk to public health.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Read a feature piece about author Mab Segres, Administrations of Lunacy, and the Georgia Lunatic Asylum in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


“In the shadow of increasing worldwide white nationalism and hyperpredatory capitalism, Segrest's reflections are exceptionally chilling, fresh, and urgent. A passionate, lucid, and necessary memoir, then and now.”

Books by Mab Segrest

Administrations of Lunacy
Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry at the Milledgeville Asylum

Mab Segrest

Memoir of a Race Traitor
Fighting Racism in the American South

Mab Segrest