Mary L. Cohen

Headshot of Mary Cohen
School of Music
University of Iowa

Mary researches music-making and wellness in prison contexts, writing and songwriting, and collaborative communities. During her residency, she will complete the book Silenced Voices: Music-Making in U.S. Prisons. The book summarizes approaches to music-making in U.S. prisons and suggests steps for creating new musical communities in prison contexts. Additionally, she will be creating a network of researchers who lead music-making in prisons, developing new approaches to this complex and leading-edge approach to supporting returning citizens and developing restorative justice.