Incarcerated Women: Serving Life Sentences in Ohio

    Dr. Emily Steinmetz

    March 13, 2024

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    Emily Steinmetz is an anthropologist who specializes in cultural anthropology, anthropology of the U.S., and inequalities in U.S. life. She has two areas of focus in her research: the carceral state and women's imprisonment, and U.S. health inequalities.

    In 2017-2018, she collaborated with a team of undergraduate students and incarcerated women to produce a museum exhibit about life sentences and the parole system in Ohio, and her current research about women serving life sentences is a continuation of that project. She has taught college courses in women's prisons for nine years, and she leads classes that bring incarcerated and campus-based students together for dialogue.