Gabrielle Corona

Graduate Student

Gabrielle Corona is from East Las Vegas, Nevada. She holds a B.A. in United States History from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Before coming to Princeton, Gabrielle conducted archival research at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project housed at Stanford University. Gabrielle’s research centers the experiences of imprisoned people in the late 20th century South and Southwestern United States. 

Their article, “Food, Punishment, and the Angola Three’s Struggle for Freedom, 1971-2019,” in Southern Cultures won the 2022 Nomadic Press literary prize for nonfiction. The article traces the advocacy of Albert Woodfox, Robert King, and Herman Wallace, founders of the Louisiana State Penitentiary chapter of the Black Panther Party, known as the “Angola Three.” Gabrielle examines how they used food consumption, production, and distribution to contest conditions of confinement, critique systems of oppression, and to build solidarity among incarcerated people in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. 

Year of Study
Second Year
Area of Interest
African American
Critical Prison Studies
Gender & Sexuality
Medicine & Health
Public History
Social History
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