Medical Humanities & Health Studies
Indiana Women's Prison History Project
I coordinate The Indiana Women’s Prison (IWP) History Project. Founded in 2013 as part of IWP’s Higher Education program, the project consists of 8 currently and formerly incarcerated scholars who publish original research on the history of women and incarceration. Currently, the scholars are completing a book manuscript, under contract with the New Press, on Indiana’s gendered carceral state in the late nineteenth century. Through such work, project participants gain confidence, purpose, and useful skills for reentry. Their scholarship, moreover, critically investigates the historical origins of the current system of mass incarceration.