Hi, I’m Josh. I am a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows and the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College. I am also a Collaborating Scholar with the American Bar Foundation. My research uses a critical, sociological lens to study state power, criminal law, and social inequality. Thus far, I have used interdisciplinary approaches and mixed methods to study this subject in three main projects, all three of which were funded by the National Science Foundation and American Bar Foundation. You can find more details under Current Research. I am currently at work on a book manuscript about the history of “hidden sentences” in the United States and the ways that they legitimize and continually reinforce race, class, and other social inequalities.
At Dartmouth, I will be teaching the capstone sociology class, “Sociological Imagination,” in Winter 2019. In 2020, I will also be teaching “Race, Crime, and the Law.” My teaching has benefited from the Teaching Certificate Program at Northwestern’s Searle Center for Advanced Teaching & Learning, and a competitive Graduate Teaching Fellowship granted to only eight instructors per year across all disciplines on Northwestern campus.
You can contact me at jkaiser[at]dartmouth[dot]edu.