OU Carceral Studies Consortium Announces 2021 Student Work Prize Recipients

The University of Oklahoma Carceral Studies Consortium is pleased to announce the 2021 Student Work Prize recipients. The prize recognizes excellence in scholarly or creative work from any discipline which engages carceral studies, broadly construed, during the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations, all!

First Prize: 

Victoria White (African and African American Studies), “Oklahoma! Where the Sin Comes Sweeping Down the Plains” (advised by Jermaine Thibodeaux)

First Runner Up: 

Lilly Amechi (Anthropology), “Criminal Justice Reform Includes Ethnic Minorities: An Anthropological Perspective into Reforming the Criminal Justice System with the Cultural Defense Test” (advised by Paul Spicer)

Second Runner Up: 

Johanna Hilmes (Architecture), “Light at the End of the Tunnel: Importance of Color and Lighting in Carceral Facilities” (advised by Marjorie Callahan)

Honorable Mention: 

Justin Durham (Psychology), “Tulsa Race Massacre: Affective and Cognitive Influences on Blame and Punishment” (advised by Scott Gronlund)

Honorable Mention: 

Johanna Greenwood (African and African American Studies), “Convict Labor: How the Rich Become Richer and the Poor Become Homeless” (advised by Jermaine Thibodeaux)