Alice Goffman

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

Dr. Goffman received her PhD from Princeton University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She 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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