Professor of Sociology at New York University (NYU)
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"In the United States today, by far the largest group of citizens who are denied the right to vote are those who have received a felony conviction... The disenfranchisement of such a large group of felons, and former felons, from participation in democratic elections threatens the health of American democracy in a number of ways....
While states have legitimate reasons to compel felons to make restitution to their victims, and to punish recidivists or violent offenders more harshly than others, there are no logical reasons for imposing disenfranchisement in such cases."
"Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy," Oxford University Press, 2006
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Sociology, New York University, 2007-present
Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2005-2006
Member of Editorial Board, Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology
Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Northwestern University, 2004-2007
Member of Editorial Board, American Sociological Review, 2003-2006
Acting Director, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, 2004-2005
Associate Director and Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, 2002-2004
Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Northwestern University, 2002-2004
Member of Editorial Board, The Sociological Quarterly, 2003-2003
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2002-2002
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, 1998-2002
Elected Council Member, American Sociological Association Section on Political Sociology, 1998-2001
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1998-2000
American Sociological Association, Distinguished Book Award, 1999
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, 1996-1998
American Sociological Association Dissertation Award, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1989 BA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
Cowritten with Christopher Uggen Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy, 2006
Cowritten with Christopher Uggen and Melissa Thompson, "Citizenship, Democracy, and the Civic Reintegration of Criminal Offenders," The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2006
Cowritten with Angela Behrens and Christopher Uggen "Criminal Disenfranchisement," Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 2005
Cowritten with Christopher Uggen, "Punishment and Democracy: The Disenfranchisement of Nonincarcerated Felons in the United States," Perspectives on Politics, 2005
Cowritten with Christopher Uggen and Clem Brooks, "Public Attitudes Toward Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States," Public Opinion Quarterly, 2004