Lucien Baskin is a doctoral student in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. His research explores Black, queer, feminist, abolitionist, and decolonial student movements against austerity and neoliberalism. They are a proud alum of the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and have been affiliated with the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies at Rutgers University - Newark.
He is a co-chair of the students committee of the American Studies Association and an active member of the Critical Prison Studies Caucus. They organize with Free CUNY and the Brooklyn College Student Union, as well as abolitionist campaigns and organizations across the city.