Areas of Expertise:
social justice | criminal justice reform | prison education | incarceration
Bryonn Bain, an associate professor of African American studies and world arts and cultures/dance, uses the arts and activism to build movements for justice, criminal justice reform, prison education and abolition.
As founding director of the UCLA Prison Education Program, Bain has drawn on his decades of work in prisons to establish opportunities for higher education, the arts and research in Southern California prisons. He is now developing course offerings in which UCLA faculty will teach university students alongside those who are incarcerated.
Bain also serves as a supervisor for the UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic.