Princeton and the Academy: "Prison Education & Engaged Scholarship"

Apr 15, 2019, 4:30 pm7:00 pm


Event Description

A conference co-sponsored by the University Center for Human Values and the Prison Teaching Initiative, convened by Ben Berger, spring 2019 Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching

“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.

  • Ben Berger, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University;
  • Keith Reeves, Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College AND Jack Pokorny, Swarthmore Class of 2019
  • Lucy Lang, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College (CUNY) AND Jarrell 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 AND 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 Shlosberg, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Nina Johnson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College

Reception to follow

This conference is free and open to the public.

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])