Study of Social Movements Theory Leads to Horn’s Career in Civil Rights Case Work
Alison Horn got her B.S. in Sociology in 2008. She is the Investigative Supervisor at Civil Rights Corps (CRC), a non-profit legal organization that specializes in innovative civil rights litigation to reform the American criminal system. In her role, Alison spends much of her time interviewing and telling the stories of people directly impacted by injustice in the criminal legal system, and trains and mentors new investigators to work with CRC’s litigators.
While at Wisconsin, Alison had the opportunity to assist Professor Pamela Oliver with her research analyzing data on racial disparities in prosecution and incarceration and completed a senior honors thesis focusing on voting rights for people with felony convictions. Influenced by these experiences, she became a criminal defense investigator at two public defender offices while working on development and reentry at Free Minds Book Club prior to obtaining her current position.