Tammi Arford, PhD

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

508-910-6943

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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

Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.

Exploration of the War on Drugs in terms of the structural, historic, and cultural realities within the criminalization of drug use. The course examines the social construction of drugs, drug use, and addiction. The role of race, nation, gender, and class in shaping public policy, popular culture, law enforcement, and societal reactions guides the examination of each of these topics.

The internship experience is designed to provide a broad exposure to the workings of crime and justice related organizations, businesses, agencies, and collectives¿including but not limited to advocacy groups, community based programs and organizations, nonprofit organizations, courts, law offices, social service, law enforcement agencies, and research related positions, including academia.  

The internship experience is designed to provide a broad exposure to the workings of crime and justice related organizations, businesses, agencies, and collectives¿including but not limited to advocacy groups, community based programs and organizations, nonprofit organizations, courts, law offices, social service, law enforcement agencies, and research related positions, including academia.  

Investigates aspect of human health and well-being, social and cultural determinants of health, and/or population health disparities. Topic to be determined by instructor.

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.

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