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John Eason

John Eason

My research interest challenges existing models and develops new theories of community, health, race, punishment, and rural/urban processes.

Associate Professor/Sociology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-0304 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @john_majoreason


  • Crime
  • Race


  • Author of "Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation."
  • Former congregation-based community organizer focusing on housing and criminal justice issues. Also served as a political organizer for then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama.
  • Founder and Director of the UW Justice Lab.