IIT Sociologist Noah McClain Discusses Entrepreneurship In the U.S. Prison Population As Part of the Benjamin Franklin Project Conference

Noah McClain, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will deliver a paper entitled “Repurposing Rules and Tools: Institutional-Material Resources and Creativity Bricolage in a U.S. Prison System” at 1:45 pm on April 10, 2014 in the Field Room at Hermann Hall. The paper will be a part of a panel entitled “The Art of Working the Boundaries,” which also includes work by Mike Ananny from the University of Southern California and Hannah Pick from Insitum. McClain’s discussion is part of the “Infrastructures of Creativity: Institutions and Innovation in the 18th and 21st Centuries” conference which is hosted by the Benjamin Franklin Project.

The conference will consider today’s innovation landscape alongside that of the Atlantic Enlightenment, which was a period of remarkable innovation and creativity. Visit for a full list of conference events or additional details. All faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend.