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Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Government & Public Policy at the University of Arizona. Her research examines American gun culture, policing and public law enforcement, and conservative politics. She is the author of the book "Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline" as well as articles appearing in Social Problems, Gender & Society, Law & Society Review, British Journal of Criminology, Contexts, Theoretical Criminology, and Law & Contemporary Problems. Her research has won awards from the American Sociological Association Sex and Gender Section and Race, Gender & Class Section; the Society for the Study of Social Problems Theory Division; and the American Society of Criminology Division on Women & Crime and Division on Critical Criminology. In addition to scholarly writing, her work has been featured in popular venues such as NPR, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, BBC, and Detroit News.