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First Name
Last Name
University of Pennsylvania
Website URL
Modern US History, Higher in Education in Prison, Mass Incarceration, Carceral State, Civil Rights, 20th Century US History, US History
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About Me

I am a historian of the US with particular interest and expertise in the history of higher education in prison and mass incarceration. Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, I hold a PhD in history from Georgetown University and an MEd from Boston College.

Outside of my own research, I have worked on projects for Ithaka S+R, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and Dr. Marcia Chatelain, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (Liveright/Norton, 2020).

Prior to beginning my doctoral work, I taught US history at a public high school in Massachusetts. In my experience as an educator, I have also had the privilege of teaching and learning with both traditional and incarcerated college students.

Recent Publications

Emily Norweg, “Higher Education in Prison: A Retrospective,” Ithaka S+R, 2021,

Meagan Wilson, Rayane Alamuddin, Julia Karon, Michael Fried, Emily Norweg, “Facilitating a Higher Education in Prison Research Infrastructure,” Ithaka S+R, 2021,

Media Coverage
PBS/Nova, Alexis Coe's Study Marry Kill, The Hoya
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Politics, Public History, Race, Sexuality, Women