The Department of Sociology Colloquium Series presents

"Missing Fire: Punitive Social Control Across Institutional Settings"
with Victor Rios, UC Santa Barbara

Friday, April 11, 2014
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza B, Room 4250

Rios will discuss his findings based on data from 10 years of ethnography in Northern and Southern California with "juvenile delinquent" and gang associated boys. Rios' work analyzes the role of social control in determining the well-being of young people living in urban marginality, tracks the social consequences of the punitive state and punitive social control-across institutional settings, and examines young people’s resilience and responses to social marginalization. Rios currently serves as associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His book Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (2011) has garnered multiple book awards and sold over 15,000 copies. He is currently completing a book manuscript titled Missing Fire: Gangs Across Institutional Settings to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

For further information, please contact Ekua Arhin,


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