Michael Massoglia

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Email: mmassoglia@ssc.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-7820

4438 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Sociology


I am a Professor of Sociology, and a member of the executive committee of the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Poverty. My intellectual interests examine how the penal system has emerged as a mechanism of stratification and inequality in the contemporary United States. Through this framework my research agenda focuses on the consequences of the expansion of the penal system, the relationship between the use of social/legal controls and demographic change in the United States, and patterns and consequences of criminal behavior. Some current research projects examine how the incarceration system impacts public health as well as the relationship between incarceration and neighborhood attainment and racial composition.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Health and the Life Course

Selected Publications

Robey, Jason P., Michael Massoglia, and Michael T. Light. Forthcoming Demography. “A Generational Shift: Race and the Lifetime Risk of Incarceration.”

Schinittker, Jason, Michael Massoglia, and Christopher Uggen. Prisons and Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Shannon, Sarah K. S., Christopher Uggen, Jason Schnittker, Melissa Thompson, Sarah Wakefield, and Michael Massoglia. “The Growth, Scope, and Spatial Distribution of People with Felony Records in the United States, 1948-2010.” Demography 54, no. 5 (2017): 1795-818. PubMed Central ID 5996985.

Massoglia, Michael, and William A. Pridemore. “Incarceration and Health.” Annual Review of Sociology 41 (2015): 291-310. NIHMS ID 981983.

Light, Michael T., Michael Massoglia, and Ryan D. King. “Citizenship and Punishment: The Salience of National Membership in U.S. Criminal Courts.” American Sociological Review 79, no. 5 (2014): 825-47. NIHMS ID 982811.

Massoglia, Michael, Paul-Philippe Pare, Jason Schnittker, and Alain Gagnon. “The Relationship between Incarceration and Premature Adult Mortality: Gender Specific Evidence.” Social Science Research 46 (2014): 142-54. NIHMS ID 981986.