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Kaia Stern

Lecturer on Education

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Degree:  Ph.D., Emory University, (2008)
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Office:  77 Brattle Street
Faculty Assistant:  Anne Blevins


Kaia Stern is co-founder and director of the Prison Studies Project, which began at Harvard University in 2008. Her work focuses on transformative justice, dignity, and education in prison. Her first book, Voices from American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing was published by Routledge in 2014. Recognized as a national resource, her contribution to the Greenhaven Prison Program at Vassar College, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Vera Institute of Justice, Kings County District Attorney's Office, Interfaith Justice Project at The Riverside Church, Open Society Institute's After Prison Initiative, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, Boston University's Prison Education Program, Department of Justice's Norval Morris Project, and Truth Commission on Conscience in War has facilitated work with numerous schools and prisons in various states for the last 25 years. She is ordained as an interfaith minister, and holds a doctorate in religion from Emory University and an M.A. of theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School. She is also leading the Transformative Justice Series at HGSE.

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