Gould Prize

American Journal of Sociology announces 2014 Gould Prize winner


Christopher Muller

“Northward Migration and the Rise of Racial Disparity in American Incarceration, 1880–1950”
AJS 118 (Sept. 2012): 281-326


Christopher Muller studies the historical origins of racial inequality in incarceration in the United States, the social consequences of mass imprisonment, and the long-term effects of slavery and the economic institutions that succeeded it. He recently received his PhD from Harvard University; after a postdoctoral appointment at Columbia University, he will join the sociology faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in fall 2016.