Francis Prior

Dissertation Title: 

"Afterward: Prisoner Reentry in a Street-Level Bureaucracy"

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Research Interests: 

Sociology of crime and punishment, urban sociology, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and the sociology of social movements

Contact: fprior@sas.upenn.edu
Personal Website: sites.google.com/site/francisbrucepriori/
Curriculum Vitae

Bio: 

Francis Prior is a doctoral candidate in the sociology department of University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests include the sociology of crime and punishment, urban sociology, the sociology of race and ethnicity, and the sociology of social movements.  Currently, Francis is doing participant observation and interview research on service provision in prisoner reentry organizations and clients’ experience of release from incarceration.  For his master’s thesis, Francis did participant observation and interview research on organizers’ management of rank and file participants’ collective behavior in the Tea Party movement.  Before joining the sociology department, Francis received a BA in philosophy from Villanova University, with an emphasis on hermeneutic and critical approaches to historical and contemporary social and political thought.

 

 

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