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Assistant Professor Katy Brock Published

University of Jamestown Assistant Professor Dr. Katy Brock’s work was recently published in a peer-reviewed journal, The Prison Journal. With Susan Dewey, Alec James Muthig, and Robert S. Colter, Katy Brock wrote the article, “Art and Mindfulness Behind Bars: Examples from Wyoming Prison-Based Courses on Memoir and Stoic Philosophy.”

The abstract of the article explains: “In this self-reflective piece, the coauthors critically engage with their experiences using arts-based and mindfulness practices with incarcerated women and men and university students. They offer insights derived from teaching two separate arts-based courses in prison. The first focused on memoir-writing, a unique storytelling form in which a writer’s experiences take center stage. The second involved engaging with philosophy to discover more effective ways of living. The experiences of all concerned in these two classes emphasized the power of arts-based and mindfulness education to transform lives, both within and outside prison walls.”

Dr. Brock’s research focuses on social justice in education. An Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at University of Jamestown, the guiding principles for her teaching, service, and research have been to understand and improve the social constructs that inform and co-constitute diversity, equity, and inclusion in adolescent girls’ and women’s education. Dr. Brock was a coordinator for Wyoming Pathways from Prison (WPfP) and currently works as an adviser for WPfP.

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The article is shared with permission from author Katy Brock.

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Posted:August 13, 2019


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