Liz Regosin.

Laurentians Learn with Dr. Liz Regosin

- Virtual - Zoom
General Event

In partnership with the Alumni Executive Council, the University continues "Laurentians Learn," a series of webinars aimed at expanding learning opportunities from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents on important and interesting topics.

19th Century Prison Reform
with Dr. Liz Regosin, Charles A. Dana Professor of History,
2022 J. Calvin Keene Award Recipient & 2022 Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient

Liz Regosin has been at SLU since 1997. She has taught courses in 18th- and 19th-century United States history, African American history, U.S. Women’s history, the American Civil War era, and the history of Incarceration in the U.S.  Guided by her recent work in bringing higher education into prison, Liz has turned her scholarly attention toward the subject of 19th-century prison reform. She will talk about Quaker abolitionist and prison reformer, Isaac T. Hopper, whom she refers to as “the Forrest Gump of the reform era” (the man was everywhere), focusing on Hopper’s work with formerly incarcerated men and women in 1840s and 1850s New York City. Liz asks the question: Has anything really changed since then?

Register by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 online or by calling the Office of Laurentian Engagement: 888-758-4438. Registered attendees will receive Zoom login information approximately 24-hours prior to the webinar.

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