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Christopher Uggen

Christopher Uggen

Distinguished McKnight Professor
Ph.D. 1995 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Room 1167 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-4016

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Crime, Law, Justice; Life Course; Inequality; Methods; Policy

Current Research

Criminal records, felon voting rights, genocide perpetrators and survivors

Incarceration and Health, with Jason Schnittker. RWJF Investigator Award., editor and publisher, with Doug Hartmann.

Selected Publications

"Spillovers from Criminal Justice to Health Care,” with Jason Schnittker, Sarah Shannon, and Suzy McElrath. Forthcoming in Milbank Quarterly.

Statistical Power in Experimental Audit Studies," with Mike Vuolo and Sarah Lageson. Forthcoming in Sociological Methods & Research.

”Legal Ambiguity in Managerial Assessments of Criminal Records,” with Sarah Lageson and Mike Vuolo. 2015. Law & Social Inquiry 40:175-204.

"The Edge of Stigma: An Experimental Audit of the Effects of Low-Level Criminal Records on Employment," with Mike Vuolo, Sarah Lageson, Ebony Ruhland, and Hilary Whitham. 2014. Criminology 52:627-54.

Productive Addicts and Harm Reduction: How Work Reduces Crime – But Not Drug Use,” with Sarah Shannon. 2014. Social Problems 61:1-26.

Sexual Harassment and the Paradox of Power,” with Heather McLaughlin and Amy Blackstone. 2012. American Sociological Review 77:625-47.

Employment and Exile: U.S. Criminal Deportations,” with Ryan King and Michael Massoglia. 2012. American Journal of Sociology 117:1786-1825.

Settling Down and Aging Out: Toward an Interactionist Theory,” with Michael Massoglia. 2010. American Journal of Sociology 116:543-82.

Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy with Jeff Manza. 2006, 2008. New York: Oxford University Press.

Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy, with Jeff Manza. 2006. New York: Oxford University Press. Paperback 2008.