Steph (PhD, Emory University) is an ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow (2020-2022). Prior to their appointment with the Alliance, Steph served as President of the Board of Directors for Reforming Arts, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides a theater-infused higher education curriculum to individuals who are incarcerated in women’s prisons in Georgia. For several years, Steph taught writing and literature courses to students who are incarcerated. Their research interests include slavery, neo-slavery and the prison industrial complex, the ongoing work of abolition, as well as finding ways to use art and literature as tools of social justice. Steph is currently a law student at Georgia State University College of Law and hopes to bring this lens to their higher education in prison work.