Alex Pearl

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Alex Pearl is a Ph.D. student in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He holds a B.A. in Film & Media from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Between 2015 and 2021, Pearl served as Site Director at Woodbourne Correctional Facility and Academic Resources Coordinator for the Bard Prison Initiative in the Hudson Valley, NY. He is an interdisciplinary scholar whose intellectual interests emerge from his experiences working with incarcerated students, correctional officers and management, adjunct faculty, and college-in-prison administrators. He studies the the relationship between higher education, carceral regimes, and US militarism.