4/15 “Prison Education and Engaged Scholarship,” 4:30pm-7:00pm (Lewis Library Room 120)

March 26, 2019

The Prison and the Academy XIII: Prison Education and Engaged Scholarship

“Engaged Scholarship” denotes a rapidly growing movement to connect teaching and research “to our most pressing social, civic, and ethical problems” (Boyer, 1996). Ideally, engaged scholars work on equal footing with community partners as they co-create knowledge for mutual benefit. That ideal can be very difficult to achieve in practice. Prison education, including but not limited to combined courses, represents a rich opportunity for scholars inside and outside carceral institutions to learn with and educate each other.

This panel of engaged scholars will offer short presentations about a range of teaching, research, and policy initiatives. Reception to follow.


Ben Berger, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching, University Center for Human Values

Keith Reeves, Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College; with Jack Pokorny, Swarthmore Class of 2019

Lucy Lang, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College (CUNY); with Jarrelle E. Daniels, Research Assistant, The Center for Justice, Columbia University

Thomas Cotton, Program Fellow and Teaching Assistant with Swarthmore College and member of the Graterford Think Tank; with Carrie Hutnick, Associate Director for Community Based Learning at the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University

Catrina Palmer, Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Behavior, Rutgers University

Amy Schlosberg, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Farleigh Dickinson University

Program Sponsors

“The Prison and the Academy” is a biannual symposium at Princeton University that brings together invited speakers from prison and reentry education programs around the United States, “The Prison and the Academy” raises both practical and theoretical questions about the relationship between the contemporary prison system and the academy. https://theprisonandtheacademy.wordpress.com/

Sponsored by the University Center for Human Values, the Lichtenstein Institute for Self-Determination, the Petey Greene Program, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship, and the Prison Teaching Initiative.

Questions? Email organizers:

Ben Berger ([email protected]) and Jill Stockwell ([email protected])