Jennifer Lackey is the Director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program, the Wayne and Elizabeth Jones Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, and the editor of Episteme and Philosophical Studies. Most of her research is in the area of social epistemology, with a recent focus on issues involving the rationality of punishment, credibility and false confessions, the epistemology of groups, and disagreement. Jennifer is the winner of the Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution and the Young Epistemologist Prize, and has received grants and fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
Jennifer also regularly teaches college-level courses at Stateville Correctional Center and in Division 10 of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Some of the work of her incarcerated students can be read in The New Yorker and listened to in a WBEZ podcast.