Collegiate Affiliation

Associate Professor Michael L. Walker received his B.A. in economics from the University of California-Riverside where he also completed his Ph.D. in sociology in 2014. Michael’s broad research interests include social control, stratification, and inequality, which he pursues through studies of criminal justice generally, and jails specifically. He plans to continue examining jails as a social laboratory where mental health and his more general interests intersect.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, University of California-Riverside, 2014
  • M.A.: Sociology, University of California-Riverside, 2011
  • B.A.: Economics, University of California-Riverside, 2006


  • Social Stratification
  • Inequality
  • Social Control
  • Sociological Methodology
  • Urban Sociology