Madison Markham

Madison Markham is the Program Assistant for the Freedom to Read Program at PEN America. She received a BA in Sociology/Gender Studies from New College of Florida, where she received a Margaret Bates Award for her honors thesis on the role of queer student culture within higher education. Following politically motivated restrictions to academic freedom at New College, she helped lead student organizing efforts to protect free expression and inclusivity at the college, including co-hosting the [NEW] Commencement alternative graduation. During her time as an undergraduate, she also served as a Research Assistant for Dr. Sarah Hernandez and interned for the Margaret Good for Congress (FL-16) campaign.