Mass Supervison and the Making of the Carceral Citizen

April 27, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Ave., New York 10027

Event Organizer

Columbia Population Research Center

Please join us for a special event with criminal justice scholar Reuben Jonathan Miller, cosponsored by the Center for Justice and the Columbia Population Research Center

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Room C03 or tune in remotely via Facebook Live*

*Links to FB Live Sessions are not generated until the event has started. Be sure to register and we will email you with the link as soon as the presentation begins. NOTE: You can also go to CSSW’s Facebook page at the time of the event and wait for the post to appear at the top of our feed.

Professor Reuben Jonathan Miller’s research examines life at the intersection of punishment and social welfare policy. His current project, an ethnography of prisoner reentry in Chicago and Detroit, details the experiences of former prisoners participating in reentry services and discuss the implications of the ascendance of prisoner reentry for race relations, punishment, and social welfare policy in the United States.

Currently based at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, Dr. Miller is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His work has been published in journals of criminology, human rights, law, public health, psychology, sociology and social work. He is co-editor of The Routledge Handbook on Poverty in the United States, and of two special editions of peer-reviewed journals, one on poverty and incarceration, and the other, on the state of black male youth and men after Ferguson.

An ethnographer, Dr. Miller is writing a book on prisoner reentry titled Halfway Home, and is concluding a study on how the rise of the carceral state has transformed the lifeworlds of the urban poor in the United States and Europe. Go to Dr. Miller’s faculty bio page.

Please contact We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 27, in person or on Facebook Live.