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PhD, Northwestern University, 2009
Sociology 273 — 617-353-7511
Professor Heather Schoenfeld’s teaching and research areas include the sociology of law, crime and punishment, and public policy. Her award-winning scholarship focuses on the origins and development of mass incarceration in the United States. She is the author of Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (University of Chicago Press, 2018). Current projects include research funded by National Science Foundation that examines states’ efforts to reduce imprisonment; research on correctional officers’ attitudes; and research on changes in imprisonment rates. Her methodological expertise lies in historical, comparative, and case study methods. Dr. Schoenfeld holds a courtesy appointment in the Boston University School of Law and is a faculty affiliate of the Hariri Institute for Computing and the American and New England Studies Program. She teaches Introduction to Law & Society and the Sociology of Law.
Heather Schoenfeld, Building the Prison State: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (University of Chicago Press, 2018). [Recipient of the American Association of State and Local History Award of Excellence, August 2019]
Heather Schoenfeld, Rachel Durso and Kat Albrecht, “Maximizing Charges: Overcriminalization and Prosecutorial Practices During the Crime Decline,” Studies in Law, Politics and Society (edited by Austin Sarat), 2018 vol. 77, pgs. 145-179.
Heather Schoenfeld, “A Research Agenda on Reform: Penal Policy and Politics Across the States,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 2016, vol. 664, pgs. 155-175.
Heather Schoenfeld, “The Delayed Emergence of Penal Modernism in Florida,” Punishment & Society, 2014, vol. 16, issue 3, pgs. 258-284.
Michael Campbell and Heather Schoenfeld, “The Transformation of America’s Penal
Order: A Historicized Political Sociology of Punishment,” American Journal of Sociology, 2013 vol. 118, issue 5, pgs. 1375-1423. [Recipient of the American Sociological Association Sociology of Law Section Distinguished Article Award, August 2014]