Tamm Arford

faculty

Tammi Arford, PhD

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

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Liberal Arts 399F

Education

2013Northeastern UniversityPhD in Sociology
2008Northeastern UniversityMA in Sociology
2006University of FloridaBA in Anthropology

Teaching

  • Transformative Justice
  • Social Control
  • A History of Criminology
  • Prison Writing
  • Research Methods for Justice Studies

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Historical and contemporary criminological perspectives as they apply to victims and victimization. Special emphasis will be placed on the interrelationships that exist between victims and offenders. The course examines victimization theories and addresses the role victim interest groups play in the implementation of socio-political criminal justice policies.

Research

Research awards

  • $ 149,992 awarded by MA Department Of Higher Education for Transformative Justice Certificate Program

Research

Research interests

  • Punishment and social control
  • Cultural criminology
  • Critical carceral studies
  • Penal Tourism
  • Transformative justice and pedagogy

Select publications

  • Patricia Morris and Tammi Arford (2018).
    Sweat a little water, sweat a little blood: A spectacle of convict labor.
    Crime, Media & Culture
  • Tammi Arford (2016).
    Touring Operational Carceral Facilities: An Ethical Inquiry
    The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, 925-945.
  • Tammi Arford (2016).
    Prisons as Sites of Power and Resistance
    The Sage Handbook of Resistance, 224-243.

Tammi Arford is an Associate Professor of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her research and teaching interests include punishment and social control, penal abolition, and transformative justice. She has recently been working on several projects about penal spectatorship, focusing on prison tourism, historic memory, aesthetics, and visual representations of suffering.