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Select Peer-Reviewed Articles

2023. "The Ghosts Inside: The Historic Struggle to Reclassify Prison labor, 1967 - 1979." The Prison Journal.

2023. "Remote Control: Horizontal Surveillance and the Gendering of Carceral Punishment." Theoretical Criminology.


2022. (With Andrew P. Davis; Eric Bjorklund; Teron Nunley) "Institutional Arrangements and Power Threat: Diversity, Democracy, and Punitive Attitudes." Justice Quarterly.

2020. (With Josh Seim) "Punishing Fieldwork: Penal Domination and Prison Ethnography." Contemporary Ethnography.

2020. "Sandpiles of Dignity: Labor Status and Boundary-Making in the Contemporary American Prison." RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

2020. (With Andrew P. Davis) "Difference and Punishment: Ethno-Political Exclusion, Colonial Institutional Legacies, and Incarceration." Punishment & Society.

2018. "Ramen Politics: Informal Inmate Economy in the Contemporary American Prison." Qualitative Sociology (free "read only" version here).

2017. "Classification Struggles in Semi-Formal and Precarious Work: Lessons from Inmate Labor and Cultural Production." Research in the Sociology of Work (also available via GoogleBooks).

2016. (With Ricardo Rivas) "Exploring Culture through In-Depth Interviews: Is it Useful to Ask People What They Think, Mean, and Do?" Cinta de Moebio.

Other Publications 

2022. "Book Review: Danielle S Rudes et al., Surviving Solitary: Living and Working in Restricted Housing Units." Punishment & Society.

2022. "Book Review: Erin Hatton, Coerced: Worth Under Threat of Punishment." Punishment & Society.


2020. "Foreword." Pp. v-viii in The Pawn by Gustavo "Goose" Alvarez. Amazon.


2019. "Book Review: Bruce Western, Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison." International Sociology.

2019. "The Prison as Market: How Penal Labor Systems Reproduce Inequality." PhD Dissertation, University of Arizona.

2015. (With Kyle Puetz) "Authenticity." In the Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society.


2008. "Working for CHAMP After Hours: The Role of Volunteers in the CHAMP Program." Pp. 46-49 in Research Report: An Evaluation of the CHAMP Service Dog Training Program at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Correctional Center. Research Report (PI: Jody Miller).

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Research Materials

Sample Qualitative Coding Report: Doctoral Dissertation Research: Punishment and Work in the US Prison System, Interview Coding Scheme.

“The function of sociology,
as of every science, is to reveal
that which is hidden

- Pierre Bourdieu -

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