Our Team

Founding Director

Hilary Binda, Founding Director of the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College, has a PhD in English, serves as Director of the Tufts Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is a Senior Lecturer in Civic Studies. Her current research aims to support the development of educational equity and decriminalization.

TUPIT Faculty

Faculty join the program from across Tufts University, and offer a wide array of courses to the TUPIT students.

Faculty listed below by school, with Tufts courses taught in the college-in-prison program.

School of Arts and Sciences

Tisch College of Civic Life

School of Engineering

Tufts University School of Medicine

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

The Fletcher School

MyTERN Speakers Bureau
  • Shakir Abdullah
  • Hector Bannister
  • Arlice Daveiga
  • Calvena DeVoe
  • Abdurrahim Gray
  • Joseph Irizarry
  • Davon McNeil

TUPIT Student Group Director
  • Claudia Guetta
Program Research & Assessment Committee
  • Hilary Binda, Kim Dong, Daanika Gordon, Jill Weinberg