Research bio: My research interest are broad but tend to focus on prisons and other institutions of punishment and ‘correction’, law and power, and inequality, especially in the United States and South Africa. I am interested both in open and hidden expressions of power and resistance, and how social institutions tell us a great deal about our social values and commitments. I see connection and mutual benefit among teaching, research, service, and writing; I seek to integrate and facilitate inter-disciplinary dialogue between and among theory and practice, scholarly contribution and civic involvement, global and local realities. I am developing these themes in a number of concurrent arenas, in both existing and newer projects including co-authoring research on mental health consequences of children of incarcerated parents with colleagues. My previous research on the criminalization of politics and the politicization of crime is being developed in a case study on the manifestos of mass shooters, together with my MA student Tifenn Drouaud.