Chris Uggen (pronounced
You-Gun) is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology
at the University of Minnesota. He studies crime, law, and deviance, believing that good science can light the way to a more just and safer world. His writing
appears in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Law & Society Review and in media
such as the New York Times, The Economist, and NPR.
With Jeff Manza,
he wrote Locked
Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy. His research,
interests include punishment and reentry, citizenship, substance use, discrimination, and health inequalities. His outreach and engagement projects include editing Contexts
Magazine (from 2007-2011) and The Society Pages (with Doug Hartmann) and Public Criminologies (with Michelle Inderbitzin and Sara Wakefield). Away from work, Chris is a father, a jogger,
and a blogger.