Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project

Mark Fullenkamp and Gemma Goodale-Sussen discuss the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project located at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison, IA. This presentation was delivered on 6 September 2014 at the Incarcerated in Iowa Symposium.



Mark Fullenkamp, Director of Web Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (University of Iowa)

Mark Fullenkamp is a photographer and artist. He is directing the Ft. Madison Prison Memory Project and collaborating with the University of Iowa and Iowa state institutions in areas of public engagement and student success.

In addition to working on documentaries, he is also the Director of Web Services for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa.

In 2001, he earned an MBA with focuses in MIS and Marketing at the University’s Tippie College of Business. He also has a broad background in the humanities with B.A.’s in Journalism, Political Science, and History. [More…]


Gemma Goodale-Sussen, Department of English (University of Iowa)

Gemma Goodale-Sussen is a PhD candidate in the University of Iowa’s English Department, where she studies 20th-century American literature with a focus on prison narratives. A 2014 Obermann Graduate Fellow, she received her Master’s degree in English literature from UIowa in 2013 and her Bachelor’s from Grinnell College in 2007. She has been volunteering in Iowa prisons since 2006, leading creative writing workshops and American studies courses at Newton Correctional Facility and participating in the IMCC Oakdale Writers’ Workshop since moving to Iowa City in 2011. She is currently working with an interdisciplinary group on the Ft. Madison Prison Memory project at Iowa State Penitentiary. [More…]

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