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Lauren Porter

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Albany, SUNY, 2012

Courses Taught:

  • Researching Society
  • Introduction to Justice Studies
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Key Publications

Lee, Hedwig, Lauren C. Porter, and Megan Comfort. “Family Member Incarceration and Consequences for Political and Civic Engagement.” Forthcoming in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Porter, Lauren C., and Matt Vogel. “Residential Mobility and Delinquency Revisited: Causation or Selection?” Available online April, 2013 in Journal of Quantitative Criminology
*Authors Contributed Equally

Porter, Lauren C. “Trying Something Old: The Impact of Shame Sanctioning on Drunk Driving.” Available online September, 2012 in Law & Social Inquiry

Key Presentations

2013 “Gender Differences in the Incarceration-health Link: Increased or Decreased Vulnerability among Women?” (with Meghan Novisky). Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology: Atlanta, GA

2013 “Population Age Structure and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Prison Admissions: Understanding State Variation and Changes over Time” (with Matt Vogel). Annual Meetings of the American Society of Criminology: Atlanta, GA

2012 “Family Member Incarceration and Disillusion with the American Dream,” (with Hedwig Lee and Megan Comfort), Detaining Democracy? Criminal Justice and American Civic Life: Yale University, New Haven, CT.


2013 National Institute of Justice, “Research on Offender Decision-making using Geo-Narratives.” Co-PI with Eric Jefferis and Andrew Curtis - $472,456

2012 Creativity and Research Leave for the 2013-2014 year, Research and Grant Services, Kent State University – $6,000

2011 National Center for Family and Marriage Research, “Paternal Incarceration and Child Well-being: Stigma, Separation, or Spuriousness?” Co-PI with Ryan D. King – $20,000

Notable Services

2013 Alpha Kappa Delta Faculty Advisor, Kent State University

2012 Faculty Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Kent State University

Research Areas
  • Punishment
  • Consequences of Incarceration
  • Demography of Correctional Population
  • Social Ecology of Crime
Lauren Porter
Department of Sociology
Merrill Hall
Phone: 330-672-2562
Fax: 330-672-4724