Hamline News

Bell and Schaefer Awarded Grant

Dr. Colleen Bell, professor of Women's Studies, and Dr. Shelly Schaefer, professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, have been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Minnesota Department of Corrections to support an innovative course offered this semester that allows Hamline students and residents of Minnesota Correctional Facility at Shakopee to study together in a unique way. Students enrolled in CJFS 3800: Inside-Out Prison Exchange, an undergraduate course taught by Professor Bell, will meet regularly at the prison to examine the role of personal narrative and story in the process of human survival, meaning-making, community-building, self-understanding, and personal and collective transformation. Congratulations, Professors Bell and Schaefer.