Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law
- Kaaryn Gustafson
- Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law
- Hosmer Hall 108
- Contact Kaaryn Gustafson
Kaaryn Gustafson, who joined the law faculty in 2004, has extensive knowledge of the nation's welfare system, and how rules and regulations actually function in practice. Her research focuses on law and inequality and draws heavily upon both empirical research and critical theory. Her book Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty (NYU Press, 2011) was co-winner of the 2012 Herbert Jacob Book Prize awarded by the Law & Society Association for outstanding new book. Cheating Welfare challenges readers to question their assumptions about welfare policies, about welfare recipients, and about crime control policies in the United States. In addition to her academic writing, Gustafson has co-authored (with Linda Burnham) a report to the United Nations on U.S. government policy toward poor women and children and a number of Op-Eds.
Degradation Ceremonies and the Criminalization of Low-Income Women, 3 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013).
Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty (NYU Press, 2011).
Breaking Vows: Marriage Promotion, The New Patriarchy, and the Retreat from Egalitarianism, 5 Stanford J. C.R. & C.L. 269 (2009).
The Criminalization of Poverty, 99 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 643 (2009).
Disability, Fluidity, and Measuring without Baselines, 75 Miss. L.J. 1007 (2006).
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Law & the Welfare State
- Critical Identity Theory Seminar
Email: kaaryn dot gustafson at law dot uconn dot edu