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Steph C. Iasiello, PhD

Attorney | Educator | Innovator 


Steph C. Iasiello

PhD in English Literature

Juris Doctor

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Steph received their Ph.D. in English from Emory University in 2018. They served as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Director of Information and Education at the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison. Prior to their appointment at the Alliance, they served as President of the Board of Directors for Reforming Arts, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides a theater-infused liberal arts higher education to the individuals incarcerated at women's prisons across the state of Georgia.


Steph's research interests include contemporary literature of the African Diaspora, slavery, neo-slavery, mass incarceration, criminal justice reform, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and queer theory, criminal law, and health law.

Steph earned their JD at Georgia State University College of Law in December 2023 and is licensed to practice law in Georgia. 

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Awards & Interests

Awards & Distinctions

  • Georgia State University College of Law Fall 2022 Magazine Featured Story: "Real Life Lessons in Wrongful Conviction"

  • 2020 - 2022 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow

  • 2019 recipient of the “30 Under 30” Non-Profit Leader Award, Young Non-Profit Professionals Network of Atlanta

  • Invited Member of Phi Beta Kappa

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