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Student Spotlight: Andrew Brown

Student Spotlight: Andrew Brown

 "I was quite fortunate to begin my academic career at Eastern Kentucky's College School of Justice and Safety. Not only were the professors and staff generous and thoughtful, but I was also afforded the opportunity to study abroad in Cuba with Dr. Chuck Fields, Dr. Preston Elrod, and others. In terms of classes, I am especially grateful for those taught by Dr. Tyler Wall and Dr. Judah Schept for their theoretical integrity and historical honesty relating to state violence, surveillance, and social resistance.

After graduating from EKU with a BS in Criminal Justice and BA in Sociology in 2013, I moved on to complete an MS in Justice Studies at Arizona State's School of Social Transformation. In 2015, I was accepted into the PhD program on a four-year teaching assistance scholarship where I help professors facilitate undergraduate courses and I study prison abolitionism, the social imaginary, and psychoanalytic cultural theory. In the future, I hope to teach courses on justice-related issues and conduct research at the university level."

Published on September 13, 2016

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