Mar 30, 2020, 12:00 pm1:15 pm
019 Bendheim Hall
RSVP Required



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will co-sponsor a brown bag seminar with the Princeton Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI) on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., in 019 Bendheim Hall. The seminar will feature a conversation with Regina Kunzel, Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Participants should bring their own lunch. To attend the session, RSVP online.

Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Kunzel is an historian of gender and sexuality in the 20th-century US whose research focuses on the twined histories of difference and normalcy, the regulatory force of carceral institutions, and relationships between expert discourses and the self-representations of historical subjects. Kunzel’s most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2008), examines the social and sexual world made by prisoners over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and tracks its meaning for the formation of modern sexuality. Criminal Intimacy was awarded the American Historical Association’s John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association’s Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Award, and was a finalist for the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Prize. With Janice Irvine, she is co-editor of a series on Sexuality Studies at Temple University Press. She received her B.A. from Stanford University and Ph.D. from Yale University.

The LISD-PTI Brown Bag Series is a new initiative jointly launched in the Fall of 2019 by the Liechtenstein Institute and Princeton University's Prison Teaching Initiative, and is meant to foster discussion of both prison pedagogy and the contemporary landscape of incarceration reform and abolition among the wider Princeton community. The Prison Teaching Initiative seeks to bridge Princeton University’s academic and service-driven missions by providing the highest quality post-secondary education to incarcerated students in New Jersey; offering Princeton University graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff innovative, evidence-based pedagogy training and the chance to diversify their teaching portfolios through intensive classroom experience; and fostering a robust campus dialogue on mass incarceration and its relationship to systemic inequalities in access to education. LISD currently supports two PTI graduate student fellowships.