Cluster Leader Christia Mercer's Op-Ed Published By NBC News

January 25, 2018

Christia Mercer's (Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University) op-ed piece on the value of prison literary programming has been published by NBC News. The column "Reading Gives People in Prison Hope. But Some States Want to Take Their Books Away" draws on Professor Mercer's experiences teaching at New York correctional facilities as part of the Justice-In-Education Initiative at Columbia University.

Professor Mercer is a member of the Center for Science and Society's Steering Committee and leads the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy Research Cluster.