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Calvin John Smiley






CalvinJohn Smiley received his Ph.D. from The Graduate Center-CUNY in 2014. His work focuses on issues related to race, inequality, and social justice. More specifically, as a critical sociologist and criminologist, he has studied mass incarceration and prisoner reentry, particularly for urban inhabitants.

Smiley has been published in a number of academic peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. In addition, his research has been cited in notable publications such as The Washington Post and Le Monde (France). He is the co-editor of Prisoner Reentry in the 21st Century: Critical Perspectives of Returning Home published by Routledge Press. Finally, Smiley is working on a book-length manuscript on his work on prisoner reentry, specifically examining many of the intricacies and complications of prisoner reentry and how men and women navigate and negotiate reentry space, moving from confinement to community, with diminished legal rights and amplified social stigmas.

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Faculty Publications

Across Generations
Building Popular Power
Fighting To Learn
High Profile Crimes
New York and Amsterdam
One Out of These
Opting Out
Questioning The Veil
Sadomasochism In Everyday Life
Seeing The Light
Sewing Women
Strangers No More
The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis
Torture Twilight of Empire
Immigration and Social Capital in the Age of Social Media
A Dream Denied
Being a Scholar in the Digital Era
Foucault's Orient
Oh Book Cover
Opting In
White Lies
Cyber Racism
Going Public
Digital Sociologies
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