Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Uggen studies crime, law, and deviance, and is best known for two lines of research: (1) employment and crime; and (2) felon voting restrictions. Uggen’s research interests include punishment and reentry, harassment and discrimination, citizenship and exclusion, and, most recently, health inequalities. With Doug Hartmann, he edits and publishes The Society Pages, which aims to bring social science to broader public visibility and influence. Uggen also does legislative testimony and expert witness work on justice issues, and has served on the Minnesota Department of Corrections Human Subjects Committee.
Introduces students to the social science of gender through highlighting new and emerging work. Concludes with a discussion guide and group activities section that challenges readers to draw connections between the chapters, think more deeply and critically about culture and social life, and link to ongoing conversations and interactive posts online.
Uggen regularly conducts interviews about his research with outlets such as The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Economist, Fox News, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Nation, Slate, USA Today, Village Voice, Rolling Stone, National Review, and similar publications. For a full list, visit his website. A selection of OpEds is listed below: