Unlocked: "Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment"

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 4:00pm

Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium (view map)

Unlocked a series of conversations to better understand and address the problem of mass incarceration featuring perspectives from 4 preeminent scholars and award-winning authors from different disciplines who will share their work. On April 14, we welcome Jessica T. Simes. Reception to follow.

About the Speaker

Jessica T. Simes is Assistant Professor of Sociology with a Secondary Appointment in the Faculty of Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University. Her scholarship broadly examines the consequences of mass incarceration for communities and neighborhoods in the United States. Her research to date has focused on racial inequality and health disparities in the criminal justice system, from policing to solitary confinement. She is the author of Punishing Places: The Geography of Mass Imprisonment (University of California Press, 2021), winner of the 2022 Robert E. Park Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association. Simes's research has been published in a wide range of academic outlets, including PLOS OneScience AdvancesJournal of Urban HealthCity & Community, and Criminology. Her work has been supported by grants from National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Arnold Ventures, and the Social Science Research Council. Simes received her B.A. in Sociology from Occidental College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.

Partners: Department of American Studies, Department of Sociology, Initiative on Race and Resilience


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