Last updated on: 7/16/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Christopher Uggen, PhD Biography

Title:
Regents Professor and Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“The practice of denying a person the right to vote who’s served their sentence gnaws away at the health of American democracy.”

“Felon Disenfranchisement Impacts U.S. Election Outcomes, According to U of M Study,” University of Minnesota press release, Mar. 6, 2006

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Regents Professor of Sociology and Law, University of Minnesota, 2016-present
  • Martindale Chair in Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2015-present
  • Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2006-present
  • Chair-Elect, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2006
  • Executive Board, American Society of Criminology, 2003-2006
  • Guest editor, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Special issue: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Sanctions, 2005
  • Public Sociology Award, University of Minnesota Department of Sociology, 2005
  • Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2001-2005
  • Member, Sociological Research Association, 2004
  • Sociological Education Award, Sociologists of Minnesota, 2004
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1995-2001
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1995
  • MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1990
  • BA, Behavioral Science and Law / Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin, 1986
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?
  2. What Is a Felon and What Is a Felony?
  3. Should Felons Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?
  4. Other Than Voting, What Privileges/Rights Do Felons Lose?
  5. Did Florida's Felon Disenfranchisement Laws Cause Al Gore to Lose the 2000 Presidential Elections?
  6. What Is Disenfranchisement?
  7. Should Felons out of Prison but on Parole or Probation Regain Their Ability to Vote?
  8. What Is the Incarcerated Felon Population by the Type of Crime Committed?
  9. Are Felon Disenfranchisement Laws a Form of Racial Discrimination?
  10. How Do US Felon Disenfranchisement Laws Compare to Those of Other Countries?