Assistant Professor Erin Castro was featured in a Harvard EdCast, The intersection of education and incarceration. Dr. Castro engaged one of her incarcerated students, Michael Brawn, in a dialogue
exploring the challenges of educating a population within the constraints of a carceral
"Michael Brawn, my coauthor, is a student in the Education Justice Project (EJP), a model college-in-prison program affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has extensive experience with critical pedagogy, as he outlines in our article in the Spring issue of the Harvard Educational Review, because many of his instructors—including me—attempt to engage the spirit of critical pedagogy in the prison classroom. His criticism of emancipatory authority, a key tenet of critical pedagogy, served as an impetus for our collaboration." An excerpt from The Blog of Harvard Education Publishing.