Nomi Sofer

Associate Director, Narrative Office

Nomi Sofer specializes in storytelling for social justice and developing and disseminating narratives that emphasize the structures, policies, and conditions that lead to inequities. She is passionate about repairing the harms of mass incarceration and reimagining U.S. society without the carceral state. Nomi is the Project Director of Voices of Reentry, which focuses on creating space for formerly incarcerated people to tell their stories and lead community conversation around supporting successful reentry. One of the project’s key goals is to motivate audiences to see themselves as having a role to play in successful reentry even if they do not have a direct experience with incarceration.

Nomi has served in numerous strategic communications leadership roles for nonprofits dedicated to changing systems and advancing equity and social policy in postsecondary education, workforce development, neighborhood child opportunity and health equity, and educational access for currently and formerly incarcerated people. She holds a PhD in English and American literature from Boston University and has taught writing and American literature and culture at BU, Harvard, Framingham State University, and MCI-Framingham, a women’s prison.

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