Associate Professor - Sociology
brett.burkhardt@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-2310

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 400E

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
  • M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.
  • B.A. Sociology, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR, 2002.

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Biography

I explore how governments exercise coercive power over citizens, and how those citizens understand that relationship. This has led me to study imprisonment, policing, and firearms, all with a focus on the US. I apply quantitative research methods to a variety of data sources, including administrative data, public opinion surveys, and mass and social media. This work helps to better understand power differentials between citizens and the state.

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Courses Taught: 
  • SOC 441/541: Criminology and Penology
  • SOC 448/548: Law & Society
  • SOC 449/549: Law, Crime, and Policy
  • PPOL 522 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis
  • SOC 499: Sociology of Guns
Research/Career Interests: 

Private Prisons; Punishment; Policing; Firearms

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