Heather Schoenfeld

Associate Professor of Sociology

  • Title Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Education PhD, Northwestern University

Research AreasSociology of law and punishment; politics of criminal justice policy in the United States.

Selected Publications:
A Research Agenda on Reform: Penal Policy and Politics Across the States,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 664 (2016):155-175.

“The Delayed Emergence of Penal Modernism in Florida,” Punishment & Society 16 (2015):258-284.

“The Transformation of America’s Penal Order: A Historicized Political Sociology of Punishment,” (with Michael Campbell) American Journal of Sociology 118 (2013):1375-1423.

“Mass Incarceration and the Paradox of Prison Conditions Litigation,” Law & Society Review 44 (2010):731-768.

For a detailed academic bio and CV, please see Professor Schoenfeld’s BU Profile.

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