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Christopher Uggen, PhD Biography

Regents Professor and Martindale Chair in Sociology and Law at the University of Minnesota
Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“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

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
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1995
  • MS, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1990
  • BA, Behavioral Science and Law / Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin, 1986
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Quoted in:
  1. Are Laws That Disenfranchise People with Felony Convictions a Form of Racial Discrimination?
  2. Should People with Felony Convictions Be Permitted to Vote while in Prison?
  3. Should People with Felony Convictions Who Are out of Prison but on Parole or Probation Regain Their Right to Vote?
  4. Did Florida's Laws That Disenfranchised People with Felony Convictions Cause Al Gore to Lose the 2000 Presidential Elections?