Alice Goffman

Cohort 17 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Dr. Goffman is an urban sociologist who grew up in Philadelphia. Her dissertation was an ethnographic account of the heavily policed ghetto that emerged as the US continues a War on Drugs and imprisons poor black men on a massive scale, and received the 2011 Best Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association. With Mitchell Duneier, she recently completed a history and sociology of the ghetto from early modern Europe to the present.

Discipline: Sociology
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