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 first book was The Deviant Prison (Cambridge University Press), a history of the distinctive Philadelphia prison, Eastern State Penitentiary (1829-1913).
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
University of California, Berkeley , PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Rocking Qualitative Social Science: An Irreverent Guide to Rigorous Research, Stanford University Press
The Deviant Prison: Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary and the Origins of America's Modern Penal System, 1829–1913, Cambridge University Press