Brian Buckley is the Hudson Site Coordinator for the Prison Public Memory Project. Brian began working in Hudson during the summer of 2013 and returned the following year after completing his bachelor's degree in American Studies at Grinnell College. In addition to coordinating events, community programming, and research projects for the Hudson site, Brian works with the Project to integrate new media technology and more conventional methods of history and storytelling.
Quintin Cross guides the Prison Public Memory Project's activities with the African-American community in Hudson, New York. Quintin has a long history of service to his community including as Vice-President of his local NAACP chapter, founder of the Hudson African-American Leadership Alliance, and Majority Leader of the Hudson Common Council. Formerly incarcerated, Quintin is now President and CEO of the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center.
Emily Hainze collaborates with Prison Public Memory Project on the development of a curriculum for use of our archives in the classroom. Emily is a doctoral candidate specializing in 19th and 20th century American literature at Columbia University. Her dissertation explores the development of the women’s incarceration in the United States and its relationship to literary form and genre. She is also a 2014-2015 Public Humanities Fellow at the Heyman Center for the Humanities.
Tracy Huling is Founder/Director of the Prison Public Memory Project. She also writes for and edits stories for the Project's website. Tracy works at the convergence of culture and public policy with a long history of using storytelling, new media, filmmaking, research, policy analysis and coalition-building to achieve change. She is best known for her work on prisons and communities and has published widely on this subject. She is also a Soros Justice Fellow with the Open Society Foundations. Tracy lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York.
Russ Immarigeon conducts archival research and writes about the history of the girls' training school in Hudson, NY for the Prison Public Memory Project. He also contributes stories for the Project's website. He has written for numerous publications on community corrections, prison management, and restorative justice and has edited several books on crime desistance, women and girls in the criminal justice system, and, most recently, prisoner reentry. Based in Columbia County, NY, Russ is also a local town and village court justice.
Tobi Jacobi collaborates with the Prison Public Memory Project on community learning and dialogue around issues of women's and girls' incarceration during the 1920s and 1930s. Tobi is an Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University where she teaches courses on writing and literacy theory with a specialization in the work of incarcerated women writers. Her edited collection, Women, Writing, and Prison: Activists, Scholars, and Writers Speak Out, was published in 2014.
Lillian (Lily) Perez coordinates Hudson Training School Girls Arise, a group supported by the Prison Public Memory Project for women formerly incarcerated at the Hudson Training School for Girls. Lily was a former resident of the New York State Training School For Girls during the 1960's. Based in New Jersey, she enjoys photography, takes wonderful pictures and is the proud mother of two sons and grandchildren.
Laura Rogers collaborates with the Prison Public Memory Project on community activities interpreting primary source material on the Training School for Girls from the period 1920-1935. She is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and the Director of the Writing Center at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Laura has a long history of teaching writing inside correctional facilities and her current research focuses on the history of prison writing groups and archival material from the Hudson Training School.
Liesl Schnabel was a summer researcher for the Public Memory Project. Liesl is double-majoring in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and Psychology at Grinnell College and is interested in women's rights and human rights. During the summer of 2014, Liesl conducted research for the Project on the psychological treatment practices at the New York State Training School for Girls between 1904-1925.
Geoff Ward collaborates with the Prison Public Memory Project on scholarship about the history of race and juvenile prisons. He also writes stories for the Prison Public Memory Project website. Geoff is Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of an award-winning book, The Black Child Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice, published by University of Chicago Press.