Events / Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series

What Percentage of Americans Have Ever Had a Family Member Incarcerated?

Evidence from the Family History of Incarceration Survey (FamHIS)

Past Event
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
9:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Vera Institute of Justice

Christopher Wildeman is provost fellow for the social sciences, director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, and director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University, where he is also a professor of policy analysis and management (PAM) and sociology (by courtesy). Since 2015, he has also been a senior researcher at the Rockwool Foundation Research Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Christopher received his PhD in sociology and demography from Princeton University in 2008. His research and teaching interests revolve around the impact of mass imprisonment on inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children. He is also interested in child welfare, especially as it relates to child maltreatment and the foster care system. He is the 2013 recipient of the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.