April 3, 2024
Prison Education Initiative

Apply now to join the Fall 2024 cohort! 

WGSS 398/698: Teaching and Learning in Carceral Spaces with Professor Laura Ciolkowski 

Tuesdays 2:30 - 5 PM 

This course is centered on teaching and learning in carceral spaces and on the study of the historical processes, social relations, and material logics of the U.S. prison system. Students in this course will be trained to offer individualized tutoring sessions that support the academic goals of students in the Hampshire County Jail and the Franklin County Jail; they will engage in research in social justice education and the field of critical prison studies, critical race studies and feminist pedagogy; and they will explore broad questions around equity and access to education in prison and jail. Students in this course will develop the knowledge, experience, and practical skills to support justice in education and to work with others to imagine, advocate for, and build a more just society in which all people, regardless of their circumstance, have access to quality higher education. Instructor permission required.


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