Valentina Flores

Valentina Flores (they/them) recently graduated with a BA in Political Studies and Human Rights from Bard College. They plan to attend graduate school next fall and are interested in the scholarship of mass incarceration and citizenship, more specifically, how practices of punishment and surveillance erode the civil rights of the formerly incarcerated. Valentina previously held internships at Prison Radio in San Francisco and the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice in New Orleans. As a 2022-2023 Gap Year/Post-Grad Fellow for the Prison and Justice Writing team, they look forward to learning more about the intersection of free expression, literary culture, and social justice.