The P&S Digital Speaker Series

The Punishment and Society CRN launched a new digital speaker series in 2018 featuring our members' research. These are live talks and Q&As, originally hosted over YouTube and now hosted over zoom. Talks are typically about 45 minutes with 15-45 minutes of Q&A. Most talks are then archived on Youtube (links below) and available for later viewing. You can also check out our playlist of archived talks!

The current Digital Speaker Series committee is chaired by Ashley Rubin. Reach out if you are interested in giving a talk!

Archived Talks

  • Sarah Lageson, "Criminal Records as Big Data Commodity" (January 2018)
  • Alexandra Cox, "Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People" (February 2018)
  • Fergus McNeill, "Pervasive Punishment: Experiencing and Representing 'Mass Supervision'" (March 2018)

  • Allison McKim, "Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Treatment in the Era of Mass Incarceration" (April 2018)
  • Chase Burton, "Machinery of Demons: Crime and the Uncanny Mind in the Nineteenth Century United States" (May 2018)
  • Michelle Phelps, "Governing Marginality: Coercion and Care in Probation Supervision" (October 2018)
  • Katharina Maier, “‘Mobilizing’ Prisoner Reentry Scholarship: Exploring the Spatial-Temporal Dynamics of Prisoner Reentry” (December 2018)
  • Philip Goodman, "‘Work Your Story’: Selective Flexible Disclosure (SFD), Stigma Management, and Getting a Job After Prison" (January 2019)
  • Liz Chiarello, "Shared Technology, Competing Logics: How Healthcare Providers And Law Enforcement Agents Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse"  (March 2019)
  • Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan “'Ten Lashes upon her Naked Back': Criminalizing Poverty in the US, from the 18th Century to the Present" (May 2019) 
  • Hadar Aviram, "Yesterday’s Monsters" (March 2020)
  • Erin Hatton, "Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment" (April 2020)
  • Book Panel for Magnus Hörnqvist's The Pleasure of Punishment, featuring Vanessa Barker and Ron Levi (September 2021)
  • Book Panel for Reuben Miller's new book, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration, featuring Susila Gurusami, Fergus McNeill, and Michael Walker (November 2021)
  • Gil Rothschild-Elyassi, "Reading Punishment with Du Bois" (January 2022)
  • Heather R. Hlavka and Sameena Mulla, "Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication" (February 2022)
  • Renan Araújo, "The Latin American Left Turn and the Neoliberal Penality Hypothesis: A Case Study of Pernambuco, Brazil" (April 2022)
  • Danielle Rudes, "Surviving Solitary: Researching Residents and Staff in Restricted Housing Units" (August 2022)
  • Rob Werth, "More than monsters: Penal imaginaries and the specter of the dangerous sex offender" (September 2022)
  • Amber Joy Powell, "'We Can’t Prove This Happened or it Didn’t Happen': Responding to Youth-Identified Sexual Threats in Juvenile Detention(October 2022)
  • Brenden Beck, "Do Austerity Cuts Spare Police Budgets? Recessions and the Budgetary Shift from Social Services to Law Enforcement in U.S. Cities" (November 2022)
  • Santhi Leon and Maggie Buckridge, "‘I'm scared to death to try it on my own’: Using I-Poems to Capture the Complexities of Religious Support for People on the US Sex Offender Registry" (December 2022)
  • Andrew Jefferson, "The Unsurprising Weaponization of the Criminal Justice System in Post-Coup Myanmar" (January 2023)
  • Sarah Beth Kaufman, "The Performative Imperative of Death Penalty Sentencing: Findings from an Ethnography" (February 2023)
  • Tasseli McKay, "The Time Is (NeverRight for Reparations" (March 2023)
  • Justin Iverson, "Cops or Coaches? The Statutory Role of Juvenile Probation Officers in a Transformative Age" (April 2023)
  • Adriana Romero-Sanchez, "‘Peace Without Impunity’: Narratives of Punishment in the Context of the FARC’s Transitional Justice System in Colombia" (May 2023)
  • Coming Up!

  • The schedule for the 2023-2024 academic year will be posted in July or August 2023.