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2018-2019 Yale Faculty Guest Lecture Series

The Yale Prison Education Initiative would like to thank the Yale Faculty who presented guest lectures throughout the year on selected topics. YPEI focuses on bringing Yale's on-campus resources to our incarcerated students. One way that we do this is through our guest lecture series which mirror those available for students on campus. Year-round, we invite distinguished professors, scholars, and authors the chance to work with our students. Guest lectures cover a wide range of topics, offering the students an opportunity to discover new disciplines and delve deeper into topics beyond their coursework. Guests have included: Stephen Pitti (History/American Studies, Center for Study of Race, I

YPEI's 2019 Summer Session B Classes

The Yale Prison Education Initiative will offer two Yale accredited courses at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution for 2019 Summer Session B. Read below for our course descriptions. The two classes that will be offered are Sociology S151: Foundations of Modern Social Theory taught by Todd Madigan and Art S111: Visual Thinking taught by Diego Palacios & Suzanna Zak. Sociology S151: Foundations of Modern Social Theory Major works of social thought that articulate the core ideas of sociology, with culture in capitalism and justice beliefs as a guiding theme. Attention to social and historical contexts, conceptual frameworks and methods, and contributions to contemporary social analysis.

YPEI Welcomes a Cohort of Four Yale Undergraduate Summer Fellows

We are excited to welcome our new cohort of summer fellows! Four Yale Undergraduates have been awarded funding to work with the Yale Prison Education Initiative during our Summer 2019 session. Diana Saavedra (Trumbull College '20) and Dustin Nguyen (Berkeley College '20) have both been awarded funding through the Dwight Hall Summer Fellows program. Diana Saavedra is a rising senior at Yale College from Bronx, New York. She is majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration with a concentration in crimmigration—the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. She is working with the Yale Prison Education Initiative as a Dwight Hall Summer Fellow and will continue her work next year as a Dwigh