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Center for the Study of Human Flourishing Launches Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program

February 27, 2018 | Madison Peace

The King’s College is pleased to announce a new fellowship program housed under The Center for the Study of Human Flourishing: the Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program. The purpose of this new program is to bolster the number of academics who are researching, writing, teaching, and speaking publicly on mass incarceration, overcriminalization, and criminal-justice reform from multiple academic disciplines.

Dr. Anthony Bradley
Dr. Anthony Bradley, Director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Program in Religious and Theological Studies

The Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program has awarded eight two-year fellowships to visiting faculty members. The Galsworthy Fellows are:

Professor Christopher R. Green
Associate Professor of Law and H.L.A. Hart Scholar in Law and Philosophy
University of Mississippi School of Law

Dr. Brian Hochman
Assistant Professor of English
Georgetown University

Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr.
Richard Perry University Professor and Dean of School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Melynda Price
Robert E. Harding, Jr. Professor and Director of African American and Africana Studies Program
University of Kentucky College of Law

Dr. Samantha N. Sheppard
Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
Cornell University

Dr. Thomas J. Sugrue
Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History, Director of the American Studies Program, and Director of NYU Collaborative on Global Urbanism
New York University

Dr. Chris W. Surprenant
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Project
University of New Orleans

Dr. Shatema Threadcraft
Associate Professor of Government
Dartmouth College

Each year, Galsworthy Fellows will attend two weekend intensives in New York City facilitated by leading criminal justice and legal experts. During the program, fellows will receive a research stipend and a teaching fellowship grant to develop courses on criminal justice for their home institutions and to produce original scholarly or popular writings on the issue.

The first weekend intensive will be held March 1-3, 2018 and will include sessions on the failures of criminal punishment in the U.S., the foundations of criminal-justice reform, and the use and misuse of jails in America.

“The Galsworthy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for professors from some of America’s leading universities and law schools to have a rich, diverse, cross-disciplinary experience as we seek solutions to mass incarceration and overcriminalization,” says Dr. Anthony Bradley, director of The Center for the Study of Human Flourishing, associate professor of religious studies, and chair of the program in Religious and Theological Studies at The King’s College.

Galsworthy Fellows will also collaborate with each other in developing courses for their respective home institutions that will bring the best research and fresh perspectives to students across the country. The type of cross-disciplinary criminal-justice collaboration offered in this program is only happening at The King’s College.

The Galsworthy Criminal Justice Reform Program is named in honor of John Galsworthy, an English lawyer and playwright who was at the forefront of the criminal-justice reform movement in England.