© 2019 Susila Gurusami

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I am an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a sociologist of race, gender, labor, and politics, with particular interests in carceral governance and intersectionality.  

I am also a former UC Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow and received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in June 2017.

My work has been published in Gender & SocietySocial Problems, and Punishment and Society. Recognitions for this scholarship include funding and awards from the American Sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network.

I am currently working on a book manuscript investigating how Black women navigate state surveillance, regulation, and punishment in their everyday lives after returning home from prison and jail.