Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing; Director of the Program in Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies, Hamilton College

Doran Larson is Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature and Creative at Hamilton College. In 2006 his research moved to non-fiction prisoner writing as a result of running a writing workshop inside Attica Correctional Facility. He has since edited a volume of writing by incarcerated people, Fourth City: Essays from the Prison in America, and a special issue, "The Beautiful Prison," of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. He directs the Mellon- and NEH-funded American Prison Writing Archive, a digital archive of non-fiction writing by incarcerated Americans writing about their experience inside. His MOOC, "Incarceration's Witnesses: American Prison Writing," is hosted by Edx. His monograph Witness in the Era of Mass Incarceration, will appear in 2017.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of the Program in Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies, Hamilton College

Education

  • 1990 
    University of Buffalo, English