Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail

Michael L. Walker, Assistant Professor, UMN Sociology
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This event was held on February 14, 2022. View the Zoom recording of this event online.

Assistant Professor Michael L. Walker will present, "Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail."

Join us for a special UMN Sociology Workshop Virtual Event: A conversation with Assistant Professor Michael L. Walker as he discusses his new book, Indefinite: Doing Time in Jail.

The first ethnographic study of an American jail in over thirty years, Indefinite is based on the personal experience of the author and opens up a way into the emotional mire of doing jail time through vivid and closely observed descriptions of the rhythms and patterns of life in jail.

About the Speaker

Assistant 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. 

The Sociology Workshop Series

The Sociology Workshop Series provides a forum for faculty and students to present work and work in progress across a wide range of substantive areas, theoretical perspectives, and research methodologies.

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