“When They Come Home That’s When the Real Challenge Begins”: Women’s Experiences of Men’s Release from Prison

Presented by the Crime, Law and Deviance Workshop

Megan Comfort, Senior Research Sociologist, RTI International

November 11, Friday
2 to 4 pm

295 Lafayette St, 4th Floor
Conference Room

Megan Comfort is a Senior Research Sociologist in the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Research Division at RTI International and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interests and areas of expertise include families and incarceration, HIV risk and prevention, and health disparities among urban poor populations. She is the author of Doing Time Together: Love and Family in the Shadow of the Prison (University of Chicago Press, 2008), an ethnographic study of women in relationships with incarcerated men. Additionally, she has published articles in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Ethnography, Journal of Sex Research, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, and AIDS & Behavior, among other journals.

Sponsored by the NYU Sociology Department and the NYU Institute for Law and Society