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Julian Thompson

CLJ Faculty

Criminology, Law, and Justice

Contact

Building & Room:

4060C BSB

About

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on law and legal practices, punishment, mental health, inequality, and
therapeutic governance. Working within the ethnography of communication, he utilizes discourse
analysis to examine how language use mediates, if not constitutes, legal, social, therapeutic, and
material realities and the ways in which penal imaginaries articulate themselves within the context of
rehabilitative programming. Additional interests include prison abolition and antiracist praxis.

Education

BSW, Loyola University at Chicago
MA Sociology, DePaul University
PhD Social Welfare, University of Chicago