I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University in Sociology and Social Policy. In the fall of 2013, I will start as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.
My research is in the sociology of punishment, focusing in particular on the punitive turn in the U.S. My dissertation work focuses on the rise of probation supervision as a criminal justice sanction and its relationship to mass incarceration. I also have projects looking at the changes in rehabilitative programming in U.S. prisons since the 1970s, the recent decarceration trend and its implications for inequality, and inmates' trajectories across prison contexts.
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