Prof Christopher Uggen
Chris Uggen (pronounced You-Gun) is Distinguished McKnight Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. He studies crime, law, and deviance, especially how former prisoners manage to put their lives back together. His writing appears in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Criminology and has been featured in media such as the New York Times, The Economist, and NPR. With Jeff Manza, he wrote Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (2006, Oxford). Aside from felon disenfranchisement, his research, teaching, and advising interests include crime and drug use, discrimination and inequality, and sexual harassment. Chris now serves as chair of his department and co-editor of Contexts Magazine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1995. Away from work, Chris is a father, a jogger, and a blogger.