Appointed to AFSC for the project "Inside and Out: Responding to the Needs of LGBTQ Incarcerated People"


ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships

PhD field of study

PhD, Philosophy, Georgetown University

Position Description

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. It advocates for alternatives to incarceration, better reintegration after prison, an end to prison privatization, more humane conditions of confinement, and ultimately, the abolition of prisons. The Leading Edge Fellow will work with AFSC’s Healing Justice Network to develop a toolkit for AFSC programs and ally organizations to support the needs of LGBTQ people who are incarcerated. The fellow will lead the research, create reports, and develop resources and training materials for the toolkit. The fellow will produce a research report, and review existing work and analysis by AFSC programs, using a survey, individual and group interviews. Ultimately, the fellow’s work will demonstrate how AFSC programs can best incorporate the unique needs and priorities of incarcerated LGBTQ people into our program work.