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 hosted on Youtube immediately followed by a Q&A using the chat feature. Talks are typically about 45 minutes with 15-45 minutes of Q&A. Most talks are then archived on Youtube and available for later viewing (see list below).

The current Digital Speaker Series committee consists of Ashley Rubin, Sarah Lageson (currently on leave), and Rose Ricciardelli. 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)