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Bruce Western
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice
Director
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

Professor Western’s research interests are in the field of social stratification and inequality, political sociology, and statistical methods. He is the author of Punishment and Inequality in America, a study of the growth and social impact of the American penal system. His first book, Between Class and Market, examined the development and decline of labor unions in the postwar industrialized democracies. He is currently studying the social impact of rising income inequality in the United States. Western taught at Princeton from 1993-2007 and received his PhD in sociology from UCLA. FULL HKS BIO

Featured Appearances
Friday, May 16 / 1:00 p.m.
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
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