Professor Jamie Longazel
Jamie Longazel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. His research examines issues of race and political economy, typically within the contexts of immigration and imprisonment. His recent book, Undocumented Fears: Immigration and the Politics of Divide and Conquer in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (2016, Temple University Press), won the North Central Sociological Association’s 2017 Scholarly Achievement Award. He is also the co-author (with Benjamin Fleury-Steiner) of The Pains of Mass Imprisonment (2013, Routledge). His work has appeared in academic journals across several disciplines, including outlets such as Law & Social Inquiry, Punishment & Society, and Theoretical Criminology. A strong proponent of popular education, since the release of Undocumented Fears he has been working with grassroots organizations on understanding the political economy of anti-immigrant backlash.