Baz Dreisinger

Professor, journalist, film and radio producer

Baz Dreisinger

Professor, journalist, film and radio producer

Biography

Dr. Baz Dreisinger is: professor, journalist, justice worker, film and radio producer, cultural critic and prison-rights activist. A Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, she is the founder and Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program, which she is now working to replicate internationally. Her book “Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World,” a first-person odyssey through prisons in nine countries, offers a radical rethinking of one of America’s most devastating exports: the modern prison system. As a journalist and critic, Dr. Dreisinger writes about Caribbean culture, race-related issues and pop culture for such outlets as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ForbesLife, and produces on-air segments about music and global culture for National Public Radio (NPR); her first book is “Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture.” She is a 2017-2018 Global Fulbright Scholar for her work in the realm of international justice.