Faculty/Staff Profile

Jennifer A. Schlosser, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology

PO Box: 5052


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Dr. Schlosser joined the faculty at TTU in the Fall of 2012.  Prior to moving to Cookeville, she worked as an Assistant Professor in upstate New York for several years.  Dr. Schlosser completed her PhD at the University of Missouri in 2010 and specializes in social theory, qualitative methods, critical criminology, the sociology of law and the sociology of prisons.

Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed outlests including Qualitative Inquiry and Critical Criminology.  Dr. Schlosser is currently working on the second round of revisions for her forthcoming book which takes a post-structural perspective to examine how the imposition of "expert knowledge" encourages inmates to rewrite their subjective life stories through the oppressive use of in-prison cognitive behavioral programs.  Her work extends the critique to include suggestions for more inclusive and practical prison programs while remaining geared toward the production of social justice.

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