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Brittany Friedman

American sociologist


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Brittany Michelle Friedman is an American sociologist focusing on criminology, racial inequality, and incarceration. She is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate in the Program in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University New-Brunswick. Her research intersects at the sociology of law, sociology of race, and criminal justice. Since 2014, Friedman is most known for her research on the Black Guerilla Family, solitary confinement, and the black power movement behind bars. She is an outspoken proponent of criminal justice reform and a frequent commentator on public media outlets. Her most notable project is a book manuscript tracing the relationship between the rise of the Black Guerilla Family in California, institutional logics, and racial oppression. Separate work includes a study of solitary confinement and racial inequality and an investigation with Mary Pattillo into how monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system disproportionately punish the poor. She has also written on colorism and gender discrimination in the Brazilian criminal justice system.

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Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Vanderbilt University

Private research university in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

University of Southern California

Private research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

Northwestern University

Private research university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, United States

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#39061 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#78189 World Rank
Social Work
#349449 World Rank