SoA and the Prison Education Project

The School of Anthropology has a strong presence in the Prison Education Project at the AZ State Prison complex in Tucson. The project is an initiative led by the University of Arizona’s English department. Recently, Professor Terry Hunt presented a lecture titled “Solving the Mystery of Easter Island” to 59 students from the high-security Rincon Unit at the complex. Dr. Hunt’s lecture was featured in an October 19 story from the Arizona Daily Star about the project; you can view additional photos from the lecture here.

Professor Linda Green and four graduate students from SOA—Sydney Pullen, Rachel Rosenbaum, Allison Stuewe, and Alena Wigoder—are teaching their second semester of Anthropology classes in the Prison Education Project. Seventeen students are enrolled in the class this fall. The discussions are lively, insightful, and rigorous as students and instructors alike grapple with understanding the world through the lens of an engaged anthropology. (Anthro News date: 10/25/2019)