Anjuli Verma received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She is the 2016-17 Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley in the department of Jurisprudence and Social Policy. Her research and teaching interests include: social reactions to crime and deviance; law and organizations; legal mobilization and social movements; and mixed-methods research. Anjuli’s doctoral research examines the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization and decarceration in California, with a focus on legal reform and organizational regulation and compliance processes. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she will launch a new project that examines the “afterlife” of mass incarceration and how prison displacements affect various dimensions of community health, including among elderly parolees. Anjuli was awarded the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant and the National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship, and her work has been published in Law & Society Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment and The American Journal of Bioethics. Her co-authored work is forthcoming in Ethnography and Sociological Perspectives. She is a member of the University of California Criminal Justice & Health Consortium and serves on the advisory board for the non-profit research organization, Justice Strategies. Before graduate school, Anjuli worked as a policy advocate and communications strategist on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues at the American Civil Liberties Union. She earned a B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia and held internships at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama and the National Indian Human Rights Commission in New Delhi.
To learn more about Anjuli’s research and teaching, visit: http://sites.uci.edu/anjuliverma/.