Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

I am a professor of sociology and an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in penal history. My central research focus is understanding how prisons became institutionalized in the American penal landscape. My book manuscript, a history of the distinctive Philadelphia prison, Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1913), is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Education

  • 2013 
    University of California, Berkeley , PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy