Christopher Michael Muller
(Sociology, November 2014)
Thesis Title: Historical Origins of Racial Inequality in Incarceration in the United States
Committee: Bruce Western (Chair), Christopher Winship, Orlando Patterson, and Robert J. Sampson
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, University of California Berkeley
I study the historical origins of racial and class inequality in incarceration in the United States, the social consequences of imprisonment, the causes and effects of sharecropping and convict leasing, and trends in mortality in the early twentieth century. I am generally interested in historical approaches to the study of inequality.