Michelle Jones


Grantee Cohort Spring 2018

Michelle Jones is a first-year doctoral student in the NYU American Studies program. Michelle made the most of the academic platform given to publish and present her research findings and dispel notions of about the reach and intellectual capacity of justice-involved women. Michelle is also an artist and is interested in finding ways to funnel her research pursuits into theater and dance, including writing an original play, The Duchess of Stringtown, due for professional production, fall 2017.

She is an Art for Justice Bearing Witness Fellow, which is an award to writers of exceptional talent, enabling them to complete projects that speak to the human cost of mass incarceration.