Bio & CV

geoffward2Geoff Ward

Associate Professor
Criminology, Law & Society, Sociology, and School of Law
University California Irvine
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan

Geoff Ward’s research examines socio-historical relationships between race, crime and justice, including evolving dynamics of racial violence, conflict, and inequality; racial politics of youth justice; and social movement, labor, and policy efforts to advance racial justice. He is the author of the The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy and Juvenile Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2012), an award-winning book on the rise, fall, and complex remnants of Jim Crow Juvenile Justice. His new project examines historical racial violence, its contemporary legacies, and transitional justice remedies today.



Racial politics of social control, juvenile justice, court communities, justice workers, racial violence, historical research.

Curriculum Vitae CV Geoff Ward