Crime, Law, and Deviance; Political Sociology; Criminology; Race and Ethnicity; Stratification and Inequality; Qualitative Methods
430 Park Hall
Phone: (716) 645-2417
Ilya Slavinski is Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the MS in Criminology in the Department of Sociology. Slavinski's work focuses on the state, the criminal legal system, and racial and class inequality. His work examines relationships between the state and its subjects, concentrating on racialized punishment practices in misdemeanor courts. Through ethnography and in-depth interviews his dissertation examined various ways in which the state extracts resources from vulnerable populations while deploying a rhetoric of rehabilitation. His work is funded by the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award and he has articles published in the journals Social Problems, Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.