First-year MFA student Jennifer Lugris has been selected to be a GAP scholar by the IHC

In conjunction with this year’s IHC public programming series Community Matters, the 2016-17 IHC Graduate Affiliates Program seeks four graduate students to participate in a pedagogical project in social justice.  Working with the IHC Director, Graduate Affiliates will design and offer a ten-week correspondence course in the humanities for inmates of North Kern State Prison (NKSP).  They will devote fall quarter to creating the curriculum for the course, which will consist of brief foundational readings in the humanities along with response worksheets for the participants.  In winter and spring, Graduate Affiliates will offer the course to inmates in NKSP, via mail correspondence. We anticipate that each Graduate Affiliate will work with two participants from NKSP throughout winter and spring quarter. More information: