Christina D. Owens, PhD
Community & Creative Engagement
In addition to my transnational research interests, I am dedicated to engaging social justice issues within the U.S. criminal "justice" system. Between 2011 and 2014, I was a volunteer writing tutor with the Prison University Project at San Quentin State Prison and before graduate school I worked with the Domestic Violence Victim Support Team in Seattle. I have also published creative non-fiction that explores how themes of violence and criminal justice have manifested in the lives of people I care about in rural South Carolina. My commitment to both prison abolition and critical engagement with existing institutional structures informs my pedagogy in courses that focus on social justice issues.
2006 “Visitation Hours at Kershaw Correctional.” Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces. Michelle Sewell, ed. Hyattsville, MD: GirlChild Press, 2006. 151-157.
2005 “From Thailand to Japan.” Outside of Ordinary: Women’s Travel Stories. Lynn Cecil and Catherine Bancroft, eds. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2005. 229-236.